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FDA Approves First Heart Pump For Children Awaiting Transplant
2011-12-19 06:30:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it has approved the first heart pump for children with heart failure, giving a new treatment option for patients who are too small to receive adult implants. The ventricular assist device is made by Germany-based Berlin Heart, and is the first heart pump approved to help children survive as they await a heart transplant.   The device does the work of a normal heart in children with congenital or other cardiovascular...

2011-06-29 11:54:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced today that it is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to implant an artificial heart into the chest of a 17-year-old patient as the only option to save his life. The history-making patient underwent a rare 15-hour operation on May 22 and is currently recovering at Texas Children's Hospital. He is one of three congenital heart patients in the nation to get such a device. To view a video of the...

2011-05-01 00:09:08

Pluromed, Inc. announced today the addition of Dr. William E. Cohn to its board of directors. On March 10, 2011, Dr. Cohn and Dr. Bud Frazier implanted the world's first continuous-flow artificial heart in a human patient, a significant advance that promises a smaller and much more durable alternative to existing artificial hearts.The procedure took place at the Texas Heart Institute, founded by the famous heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley in 1962. Dr.Frazier and Dr. Cohn first began building...

2011-03-24 16:00:00

New device is designed to improve survival rates from heart attack in high-risk heart patients. NEPTUNE, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 66-year-old heart attack survivor Charles Theodora from Ocean Township became the first NY/NJ Metropolitan resident to be implanted with the experimental AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system device that could alert him if a heart attack is imminent. "The key to the AngelMed...

2011-01-21 00:00:51

Two Turkish Hospitals and Two U.S. Centers to Complete Phase I in January Tucson, Ariz. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 On Jan. 20, SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced that four new hospitals, two in Turkey and two in the U.S., have begun certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant. The four centers have, or will complete the first of four phases of certification during the month of January.     Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek...

2010-12-21 07:30:00

ALLENDALE, N.J., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Journal today reported results of a clinical trial evaluating Amorcyte, Inc.'s lead product candidate, AMR-001 for the treatment of damaged heart muscle following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Data demonstrated a significant relationship between cell dose and biologic effect. This is the first and only study to prospectively define a dose of a purified and potent autologous (self-donating) stem cell therapy that...

2010-10-27 09:40:00

Texans For Stem Cell Research Event Brings International Biomedical Science Leaders to Austin October 27th - Free and Open to Public Texans for Stem Cell Research (TCSR), a non-profit grassroots organization, announces an educational event about stem cell research and advances in their first Annual Learn and Live Educational Series, at the University of Texas Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 from 1pm-5pm. Seven of the world's leading physicians and scientists...

Word of the Day
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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'