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Cardiology Management

Successful Heart Transplant with Experimental Artificial Heart

2015 06 Jul

A 44-year-old woman is the first person in California to receive a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. She received the experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.  The 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart is a smaller investigational version of the larger 70cc SynCardia heart, which was... Read more

Health Management

2015 21 Apr

Dr. Sean P. Pinney, MD has been appointed the Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation for the Mount Sinai Health System. He will be leading the clinical expansion, integration and coordination of inpatient and outpatient heart failure and heart transplantation services across the Mount Sinai Health System which includes the Mount Sinai Hospital,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Donor Hearts Being Rejected While Need for Transplants Increase

2015 15 Feb

According to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, despite a growing need for donor hearts, surgeons and transplant centres nationwide have been rejecting hearts donated for transplantation. The rejection is due to the hearts being marginal i.e. with undesirable qualities such as the wrong size, an older donor etc.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Specialists Propose New Heart Donation Guidelines

2015 17 Jan

Cardiac specialists have proposed new guidelines for heart transplant patients to receive donor organs. The proposed changes will improve the organ distribution process, increasing the survival rates of patients awaiting transplant surgery and post-transplant treatment. The recommendations are detailed in the January 2015 edition of the American Journal... Read more

Cardiology Management

US Hospital Discharges Patient Without a Human Heart

2015 13 Jan

Freedom® Driver, a backpack-sized artificial heart device, allows patient to recover at home while waiting for a heart transplant. For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has sent home a 24-year-old patient with a total artificial heart, as he awaits a heart transplant. Stan Larkin is the first patient... Read more

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