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Italian Baby Receives World's Smallest Artificial Heart
2012-05-23 04:25:44

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Italian doctors recently announced they completed an operation that implanted the smallest artificial heart in a 16-month-old baby boy. He received the device prior to obtaining a permanent organ donation. The operation was completed at Bambino Gesù Hospital, a children´s hospital located in the capital city of Italy. The hospital, first founded in 1869, is now part of the Italian National Healthcare System. The organization focuses on...

2012-05-21 09:47:01

New recommendations on devices, drugs and diagnosis in heart failure were launched at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia, and published in the European Heart Journal. The ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2012 were developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. The Congress is the HFA's main annual meeting. An analysis of the most up...

2012-05-19 00:09:20

Results presented at EuroPCR demonstrate minimally invasive “Parachute” device could transform treatment options for patients University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced promising results for the first-of-its-kind catheter-based Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device, a Percutaneous Ventricular Restoration Therapy (PVRT) technology for patients with...

2012-05-17 23:01:45

A revolutionary VAD Center integrated process management solution Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 OTTR Chronic Care Solutions, an Omaha-based clinical process management and informatics company, announced that they have signed an agreement with Hartford Hospital to use the OTTR Transplant Care Platform. Hartford Hospital is comprehensively using these OTTR Chronic Care Solutions´ modules and interfaces: Heart, Liver, Kidney, VAD, Financial/Insurance, Lab, ADT, SCM, CLP Lab, Allscripts,...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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