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Many heart failure patients don ’t recognize the risks of their illness

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:35
(Reuters Health) - Even though doctors think most people with heart failure have a high likelihood of requiring a heart transplant or dying from complications of their illness, a small U.S. study suggests that many patients see a much rosier picture of their future. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Medical Extrusion Technologies loses trademark bid

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:09
A U.S. trademark board last week shot down a bid by Medical Extrusion Technologies to trademark its name, ruling that the name is not distinct enough to trademark. MET applied to trademark its name for “polyurethanes in the form of sheets, films, pellets, granules, and tubes for use in the manufacture of medical devices, medical diagnostic devices, artificial vascular grafts, stents, pacemaker leads, artificial heart pump diaphragms, catheters, drug delivery devices, orthopedic and spinal implants, blood glucose monitors, and blood gas analyzers.” Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Medical Extrusion Technologies loses trademark bid appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
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New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:00
Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
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Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here ’ s what you need to know.

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:37
So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Maybe you didn't read the warnings or couldn't get your hands on a pair of eclipse glasses. Or maybe you did have them but couldn't resist, just for a few seconds, staring straight at the sun with your naked eyes, experts be darned. […]Related:A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy’s life. But he died on his first day of school.Elderly couple got ‘deepest wish’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia caseTibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Boy with heart transplant dies on first day of school

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:14
Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Boy who had heart transplant dies on first day of school

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:14
Peyton West's parents don't know what went wrong with his heart (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy ’ s life. But he died on his first day of school.

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:39
Peyton West woke up early Thursday morning, his first day back to school. Carrying his red backpack, wearing his gray shirt and his red-framed glasses — red and gray are his favorite colors — he posed for a first-day-of-school picture outside his family's house in Ohio, just outside Cincinnati. The 13-year-old, who was born with only […]Related:Elderly couple got ‘deepest wish’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia caseTibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnoutThere’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Risk Assessment Differs for Doctors, Heart Failure Patients

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:00
Doctors consider most patients with advanced heart failure to be at high risk for transplant, LVAD, death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Should we transplant pig organs into humans? | Chas Newkey-Burden and Susan Watts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:00
With a breakthrough in gene editing, the prospect of breeding animals to harvest their organs looms. Chas Newkey-Burden and Susan Watts go head to headPigs are intelligent creatures with social instincts and emotional depth. We are so closely related to them that their hearts can replace our own. But what sort of person would kill a relative for spare parts?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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A biventricular repair for Jayce ’s one-of-a-kind heart

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:00
Amanda Mattioli was working in Afghanistan as a government contractor and had just completed a whirlwind round of travel to three separate continents when she learned she was pregnant. The helicopter unit that took her back to the main base so she could return home for her pregnancy gave her a unit sticker to commemorate her baby’s first helicopter ride. Little did she know it would also mark the beginning of a much longer journey for her and her son, William “Jayce” James. Amanda got her first hint the ride would be bumpy at her 20-week ultrasound, when she learned Jayce’s heart was on the right side of his chest, rather than the left side. She was sent to a hospital in nearby Pittsburgh for a level 2 ultrasound, where doctors discovered Jayce had three other major heart defects: ...

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Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:14
Conclusion This promising research shows that it can be possible to use gene editing techniques to eliminate retroviruses from pigs, removing one of the potential barriers to using genetically modified pigs as organ donors for humans. There are a few points to note. As the researchers say, though they have shown that pig retroviruses can be passed onto human cells in the laboratory, we don't know what the effects would be in real life. We don't know whether pig retroviruses would be transferred to humans and whether they could cause cancers or immunodeficiency illnesses, for example. The research is at an early stage. The study has shown that they can produce retrovirus-free piglets but moving onto pig organ donation is another step. While some pig tissues have been in medical use for deca...

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UR Medicine Provides 3 Heart Transplants in 5 Days

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:38
UR Medicine ’s Advanced Heart Failure team recently performed three heart transplant surgeries in a span of just five days at Strong Memorial Hospital, providing the Gift of Life for three men from across Upstate New York. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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WATCH: California man to get lifesaving kidney donation

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:02
Michael Hermogeno suffers from severe heart disease and has been on dialysis and waiting for a transplant for nearly a year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Aum Cardiovascular gets permission to start using heart monitoring device

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:48
Northfield-based Aum Cardiovascular said Tuesday it's received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start selling a handheld digital stethoscope that pairs with an artificial-intelligence system to help medical experts look for signs of heart murmurs in patients with chest pain. The Star Tribune reports on the approval and Aum's plans for the device, called Cadence, which can identify sounds associated with issues such as heart valve disease, congestive heart failure and obstructive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Pearls From: Eileen Hsich, MD

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:35
(MedPage Today) -- Why is mortality while awaiting heart transplant higher for women? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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HealthWatch: How Sweeteners And Sleep Influence Weight Gain

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:25
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report shows inadequate sleep could be making you fat. Researchers in the United Kingdom found that adults who slept an average of 6 hours a night weighed more and had a waist circumference about an inch larger than those getting 9 hours of sleep a night. They also had lower levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol. While most of us do not get 9 hours of sleep a night, we should all strive to get at least 7 to 8. That’s because there is growing evidence that chronic sleep deprivation can increase our risk of obesity and metabolic disorders like diabetes and high cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Additionally, there’s more evidence that artificial sweeteners, like Equal and Splenda, may backfire for people hopi...

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South Africa: Five-Year-Old Becomes Africa's Youngest Artificial Heart Recipient

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:55
[News24Wire] A five-year-old boy from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, has become the youngest patient in Africa to receive an artificial heart, the Maboneng Heart Institute said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Bose joins $3m Series A for HF monitor dev Signature Medical

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:25
Signature Medical said today it closed a $2.5 million Series A funding round which was joined by audio tech giant Bose Corporation to support its AcoustiCare wearable heart failure monitor. Also joining the round was Riot Ventures, and Allied Minds, of which Signature Medical is a portfolio company of. “We are excited about Signature Medical’s innovative use of audio to help heart patients with their recovery, and we’re pleased to support Signature Medical in their efforts,” Bose Ventures’ Steve Romine said in a prepared release. “Signature Medical’s incorporation of artificial intelligence and acoustic technology into a wearable device should help heart failure patients globally and have enormous impact,” Riot Ventures founder Stephen Marcus said in a p...

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WATCH: 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient dies

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:41
Ari Schultz, the 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient who wow'd people with his positive attitude and joyful exuberance, has died. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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HCA Midwest transplants 7 cardiologists from Olathe Health

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:53
HCA Midwest Health, the Kansas City area's largest hospital system, has poached seven cardiologists from Olathe Health. According to a release, the seven doctors are expected to practice at HCA Midwest's Overland Park hospitals — Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center — and will increase the health system's stable of cardiologists by more than 20 percent. The Midwest Heart& Vascular Specialists group already had 32 cardiologists. The cardiologists are: Dr. Thomas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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