heart pumps

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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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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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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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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Missing enzyme protects mice from effects of heart attacks

April 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Mice born without a certain enzyme can resist the effects of a heart attack, still retaining near normal cardiac function, according to a study. The scientists found ... Read more...

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