Tag: LVAD

Medicine Cocktail May Help Patients Avoid Heart Transplant

Medicine Cocktail May Help Patients Avoid Heart Transplant

The Jewish Hospital of Louisville announced a new medicine cocktail that may eliminate or seriously delay the need for heart transplantation..

| August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
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The Bridge To Heart Transplantation

The Bridge To Heart Transplantation

The Bridge To Heart Transplantation – VAD ( ventricular assist devices), an implantable mechanical pump that helps to pump blood from the lower chamber of the left ventricles in the heart to the rest of the body.

| April 2, 2012 | 1 Comments
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Will Cheney Pay it Forward For Heart Transplantation?

Will Cheney Pay it Forward For Heart Transplantation?

On Saturday, March 24th, former Vice President and political insider, Dick Cheney received a heart transplant at the Inova Fairfax Hospital.  According to media reports, the Vice President is recovering from the surgery. Doubtless, this high-profile transplant will raise questions about the award system used by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the […]

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Another Plastic Heart Implanted

Another Plastic Heart Implanted

The BBC reported last week that another plastic heart implant was installed in Matthew Green.  Green is a 40-year old man who is in end stage heart disease and has been waiting for an organ for transplantation.  Green recovered nicely from the surgery and is home with his wife and son.  The plastic heart is […]

| August 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
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