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2012-03-01 13:05:00

Doctors Estimate up to 10 Patients a Year at Allegheny Could Benefit from the Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) performed its first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Feb. 17. “We are extremely proud to be the first...

2012-02-28 14:00:00

For heart failure patients with end stage disease, mechanical assist devices can take over the heart's pumping function and improve blood flow and organ function. Abington, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 The Pilla Heart Center at Abington Memorial Hospital is now offering ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure. The VAD, also referred to as a mechanical assist device, is recommended when the heart fails to respond to other interventions such as...


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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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