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Briton gets world’s first battery-powered heart pump


August 17th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A 60-year-old Briton, who suffered heart failure but was too ill to survive a transplant, has become the world's first to get a heart pump powered ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

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Invisible infrared light could soon activate heart, ear cells


March 28th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): A discovery by University of Utah scientists might someday improve cochlear implants for the deaf and lead to devices to restore vision, maintain balance and treat movement disorders ... Read more...

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US doctors transplant a plastic heart


February 16th, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US doctors came to the rescue of an Oklahoma’s heart patient when they transplanted a plastic heart into his body. He had been on the waiting ... Read more...

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Doctors Save Man’s Life With Plastic Heart Transplant


February 16th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in the United States have successfully transplanted an artificial plastic pump into an Oklahoma pastor's chest to replace his heart. The device, which is called the Total ... Read more...

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Stem cell patch may improve function after heart attack


November 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that applying a stem cell-infused patch may result in improved function following a heart attack.University of Cincinnati researchers also found that function improved ... Read more...

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Mechanical heart pumps may save lives


June 15th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have suggested that some patients with life-threatening heart failure can be helped by mechanical heart pumps.As part of their thesis, a ... Read more...

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Ultrasound technique better alternative to invasive angiography for diagnosing heart disease


June 15th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A simple, non-invasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck is an effective alternative to expensive coronary angiography for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a new American ... Read more...

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Heart-assist device keeps teenager alive until transplantation


February 13th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A 16-year-old made medical history by becoming the first child to be discharged from a paediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump, or ventricular assist device (VAD). ... Read more...

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Heart pump keeps child alive until transplantation


February 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Teenager Francesco De Santiago made medical history by becoming the first child to be discharged from a paediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump. Then he recently ... Read more...

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Old anti-depressant can reverse cardiac complications


January 8th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) An anti-depressant developed over 40 years ago can blunt and even reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure, research says. A team of Johns ... Read more...

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40-year-old antidepressant shows promise in treating heart failure


January 8th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): An antidepressant developed over 40 years ago has been found to reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure, say researchers.In an animal study, ... Read more...

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First US teen patient with implanted mechanical heart device discharged


November 12th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Texas Children's Hospital has become the first paediatric hospital in the US to discharge a child while on an intracorporeal ventricular assist device (VAD), a feat previously accomplished ... Read more...

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New heart pump needs no wires


September 16th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Heart pumps, hooked with wires to power themselves, end up seriously infecting nearly 40 percent of patients. Scientists have now developed the technology to power heart pump wirelessly ... Read more...

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World’s first new DeBakey heart assist device implanted successfully


August 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): In a revolutionary surgery, cardiac surgeons at Heidelberg University Hospital for the first time implanted the HeartAssist 5 ventricular assist device, the modern version of the DeBakey VAD ... Read more...

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First 3 patients fitted with next-generation mechanical heart pumps in US


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Three patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Centre have become the first to be implanted with a next-generation artificial heart pump called the DuraHeart Left-Ventricular Assist System in ... Read more...

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‘Turbo-booster’ for heart patients may make transplants a thing of the past


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 22 (ANI): Heart transplants may soon be history following the creation of a device that helps the heart pump blood more effectively.William Peters, 43, calls the C-Pulse heart assist system ... Read more...

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