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2009-07-07 16:16:47

Structural cardiovascular abnormalities present at birth are the leading cause of heart failure in children. Nearly half a million children in the United States have structural heart problems ranging in severity from relatively simple issues, such as small holes between chambers of the heart, to very severe malformations, including complete absence of one or more chambers or valves.The July issue of the journal Pediatric Cardiology focuses on a recent meeting of pediatric cardiology experts...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiogenesis Corporation (Pink Sheets: CGCP), a global leader of innovative therapies for ischemic cardiac disease and the market leader of surgical products for transmyocardial revascularization (TMR), sponsored an educational symposium yesterday in conjunction with the 20th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington, D.C. The symposium, titled "New Horizons in Cardiac Regenerative Medicine: Advancements...

2008-09-15 09:00:58

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Orqis(R) Medical Corporation announced the first implant of the new Exeleras System in a 47 year old man suffering from NYHA Class III heart failure. The man was a moderately severe heart failure patient who, without the Exeleras device, would need to decline significantly to be considered a candidate for a more invasive ventricular assist device procedure. Within 48 hours of the minimally invasive Exeleras procedure being performed, the...

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle Jul. 27--When he was a sophomore in high school, Jim Willerson's parents decided it would be a treat for their son to meet Dr. Denton Cooley, then a rising star coming to San Antonio to lecture on heart surgery. Despite the aspiring doctor's protestations, they deposited him in a station wagon with four physicians who picked Cooley up at the airport, then proceeded to one's home. Willerson had never met any of them. "I thought it was the silliest...

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By The Dallas Morning News Jul. 13--Michael DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery who invented scores of medical procedures and instruments, developed the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and established what later became the Veterans Administration hospital system, died Friday. He was 99. Dr. DeBakey died at The Methodist Hospital in Houston of natural causes, according to a statement issued early Saturday by the hospital and Baylor. "His legacy is holding the fragile...

2008-07-14 00:00:07

By John Porretto HOUSTON -- When Dr. Michael E. DeBakey pushed forward with his groundbreaking research and maverick approach to medicine a half century ago, heart surgery was a medical marvel. Today, in part because of his contributions, it routinely saves thousands of lives each day. DeBakey, a world-famous cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered such now-common procedures as bypass surgery and invented a host of devices to help heart patients, died Friday night in Houston. He was 99....

2008-02-25 12:01:07

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 25, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Imagine a life-saving heart test from a non-invasive device that uses no catheters, no needles, and no blood. A Brentwood, Tenn., company not only imagined it -- they created it and industry analysts now say it could become the future standard of care. The FloWave 1000, one of a mere handful of medical devices created in this Nashville-TN region so rich in healthcare, is actually a medical miracle in its own right after securing clinical...

2005-07-14 10:23:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have developed a tiny heart pump specifically for use in children, even newborns, with heart failure, a condition in which the failing heart pumps less blood than the body needs. The device, known as the PediPump, is smaller than similar devices used in adults, but still provides excellent blood-pumping support, Dr. Brian Duncan, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio and colleagues report in the current issue of the journal Artificial Organs....


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