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Heart to heart

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:14
Amy Silverstein, who received a heart transplant at age 24, found herself with a failing heart again 25 years later. Her new book tells how a new donor, and her family and friends' support, kept her alive (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:47
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imagecollier_hart_patient_experience.jpg Content Blocks Header Against All Odds Content“All the odds were against this kid,” saidWilliam  Malcolm, MD, a neonatologist and medical director of D...

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UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:03
Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the highest-quality, patient- and family-centered care to their respective and shared communities. In addition to working together with physicians, patients and families, the collaboration will work closely wi...

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5-year-old heart transplant patient gets good news

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:38
Last week, the 5-year-old's dad got some good news, and he couldn't wait to share it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Richmond Ambulance Authority Paramedic Receives ‘Star of Life’ Award From the American Ambulance Association and Receives Award From Her Very First Cardiac Arrest Save!

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:53
RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) paramedic Julie Anderson has received an American Ambulance Association (AAA) Star of Life award for 2017.   The award, presented at AAA’s Stars of Life Celebration on Monday, June 12 in Washington, DC, honored remarkable ambulance service professionals from around the nation who truly stand out and represent excellence in their field.  Those who receive this award are nominated by their peers. Anderson, a Hanover, Virginia resident and RAA employee since 2007, was honored at Monday’s ceremony.  “Julie is the complete role model both in her clinical practice and the example she sets,” said Rob Lawrence, chief operating officer for the Richmond Ambulance Authority. “She is a consummate professional who is res...
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Richmond Ambulance Authority Paramedic Receives ‘Star of Life’ Award From the American Ambulance Association and Receives Award From Her Very First Cardiac Arrest Save!

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:53
RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) paramedic Julie Anderson has received an American Ambulance Association (AAA) Star of Life award for 2017.   The award, presented at AAA’s Stars of Life Celebration on Monday, June 12 in Washington, DC, honored remarkable ambulance service professionals from around the nation who truly stand out and represent excellence in their field.  Those who receive this award are nominated by their peers. Anderson, a Hanover, Virginia resident and RAA employee since 2007, was honored at Monday’s ceremony.  “Julie is the complete role model both in her clinical practice and the example she sets,” said Rob Lawrence, chief operating officer for the Richmond Ambulance Authority. “She is a consummate professional who is res...

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How creative FDA regulation led to first-in-the-world approval of a cutting-edge heart valve

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:00
Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health By: Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., and Bram Zuckerman, M.D. Nearly six years ago FDA approved an artificial transcatheter heart valve (THV) to treat patients having severe symptoms and life-threatening heart problems such as fainting, chest pain, heart failure, irregular heart rhythms, or cardiac arrest, because one of the valves in their heart (the aortic valve) was no longer working properly and they were too sick for surgery. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of these patients.  But the U.S. wasn’t the trendsetter – in fact, it was the 42nd country to approve the first TAVR device, the Edwards Sapien THV. Since that approval, FDA has sharpened its focus o...

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Teen shows off dance moves after heart transplant

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:13
Nothing could stop this teenage heart transplant patient from rocking out in his hospital bed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:23
Treatment TermsChildren's healthLiver transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments Sub-Title Rare Liver Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA HeaderLiver Transplants at Duke CTA LinkLearn more Section Features Call To Action Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said M...
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Skating On Thin Ice

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:23
Treatment TermsChildren's health Sub-Title Life-Threatening Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said Megan Butler, MD, a  hepatologist who treated Colby atDuke Children ’s Hospital.In fact, it was playing hockey that likely saved ...

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Artificial Intelligence to Assist in the Treatment of Heart Patients

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:00
The objective is to recognize serious difficult-to-predict complications as early as possible using the latest methods. (Source: eHealth News EU)

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WATCH: 15-year-old dances after heart transplant

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:46
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Teen dances after lifesaving heart transplant

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:51
Amari Hall's doctors, nurses and family danced alongside him. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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WATCH: 15-year-old dances after heart transplant

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:28
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Teen dances from hospital bed days after heart transplant

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 20:55
Fifteen-year-old Amari Hall went from open-heart surgery one week to a full-on dance party the next. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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WATCH: 16-year-old dances after heart transplant

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:40
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Meet Britain's longest surviving heart transplant patient

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:29
Paul Hayman, 49, from Plymouth, underwent the risky transplant at the Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, in 1987 and has had the same donor heart beating away inside his chest ever since. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Artificial Heart Valve Approved for Valve-in-Valve Treatment (FREE)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 23:00
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves may now be used as " a valve-in-valve " … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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#FDA expands use of Sapien 3 artificial heart valve 4 high-risk patients https://go.usa.gov/xNEGz   #heartdisease #medicaldevice

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:13
#FDA expands use of Sapien 3 artificial heart valve 4 high-risk patients https://go.usa.gov/xNEGz  #heartdisease #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
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FDA approves new use for Edwards' Sapien 3 heart valve

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:41
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 artificial heart valve for high-risk patients whose previously implanted heart valves are failing, a procedure designed to avoid repeat open heart surgery. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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