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Heart tissue cryogenics breakthrough gives hope for transplant patients

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 18:07
Successful freezing and rewarming of tissue sections by US team avoids damage by infusing the them with magnetic nanoparticles, paving way for entire organsScientists have succeeded in cryogenically freezing and rewarming sections of heart tissue for the first time, in an advance that could pave the way for organs to be stored for months or years.If the technique scales up to work for entire organs – and scientists predict it will – it could save the lives of thousands who die each year waiting for transplants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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People Who Live Without Screens Don't Sleep Any Better Than The Rest Of Us

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:54
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

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'Bionic' heart that's as good as a transplant

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 21:05
The groundbreaking implant, due to be offered in the UK from next year, contains a tiny motor that assists the pumping action of the heart muscle by helping it push blood out into the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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CVS Removes Artificial Trans Fats From Its Food Brands CVS Removes Artificial Trans Fats From Its Food Brands

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:26
CVS Health Corp said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases, from its store-branded food products well ahead of a June 2018 federal deadline. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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CVS removes artificial trans fats from its food brands

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:08
CVS said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases, from its store-branded food products well ahead of a June 2018 federal deadline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Looking back and ahead: The heart that made history

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:09
In the early morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Jennifer Miller was preparing to make history. She lay in pre-op, ready for the Boston Children’s Hospital Fetal Cardiology team to perform the world’s first fetal cardiac intervention on her unborn son. Two weeks earlier, at her 18-week screening ultrasound, Jennifer and her husband Henry were told their son would be born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a life-threatening heart defect where the left ventricle is small and underdeveloped. If born with HLHS, their son would immediately undergo multiple open-heart surgeries to repair his heart and, later, may need a heart transplant. In this video, learn what to ask at your 18- to 22-week screening ultrasound to make sure your baby’s heart is healthy. You can also download the que...
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Chicago teen receives rare heart-lung transplant

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:15
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US teen,15, receives rare heart-lung transplant

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:43
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:41
"I want to do more stuff," says Spencer Kolman. His voice is a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp as it comes across the telephone line. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Teen: 'I want to do more stuff'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:22
Spencer Kolman, 15, is the only US patient to undergo a heart/lung transplant in 2016. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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New non-steroid treatment for uveitis

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:03
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Mother of 4 survives 2 heart attacks to get heart transplant

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:32
Kristen Patton's doctors believe her pregnancy may have affected her heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 06:00
While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace radiologists any time...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Machine learning: The next big thing for breast imaging? Will machine learning turn radiologists into losers? Machine learning may aid reading of thyroid ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Infographic: Ventricular Assist Device and heart transplant

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 22:00
Learn more about Ventricular Assist Devices and heart transplants. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Heart surgeon develops 'off-the-shelf' transplant pump that could save thousands of lives

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 04:01
ONE OF the world ’s most eminent cardiac surgeons has pioneered a pump that could be used as an “off the shelf heart transplant”, saving thousands of lives a year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Carmat Withdraws Initial Request to Resume Artificial Heart Implants Carmat Withdraws Initial Request to Resume Artificial Heart Implants

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:28
Artificial heart maker Carmat said on Monday it had decided to withdraw its initial request to France ' s national drugs agency (ANSM) to resume trial implantations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Dignity Health St. Joseph's forges heart relationship with Los Angeles institute

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:23
Dignity Health St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is teaming up with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to provide complex heart procedures at the Phoenix hospital. Under the arrangement, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute staff will act as mentors so the St. Joseph's transplant team — which includes lung, liver and kidney — can begin offering ventricular assist devices, or VADs. The VAD procedure, which is an extremely complex heart procedure that doctors use at Cedars-Sinai, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 7, 2017

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:00
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Merit Medical picks up Argon Medical Devices, Catheter Connections assets for $48m Merit Medical said today it picked up assets from Argon Medical Devices and Catheter Connections for $48 million. The South Jordan, Utah-based company did not say which specific assets it acquired, but said that the 2 product lines it bought had combined revenue of $46 million in 2016. Read more 4. Former ...
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Carmat rescinds bid to resume artificial heart trial

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:55
Carmat (FRA:CXT) said yesterday that it won’t seek to resume implantations of its artificial heart after all, after French regulators suspended a clinical trial last fall after the 5th death in the study. France’s national drug agency, ANSM, suspended the the trial in December 2016 after the patient died. Yesterday Carmat said the patient’s death was not related to a problem with the device. “The patient’s death was due to an interruption in the power supply system, following incorrect battery handling by the patient, as a result of which the prosthesis stopped functioning,” the company said. Carmat said it intends to float a new request soon after gathering more information for ANSM; the study is on hold until the French agency approves a new application...
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NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 22:00
No simple analgesics provide clinically important effects over placebo for spinal pain Related items fromOnMedica NSAIDs and COX 2s linked to heart failure admission No role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritis Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Liver transplant for paracetamol overdose rates vary widely across Europe Pregnancy paracetamol warning (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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