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New hope for heart patients


July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A gene injection that can make hearts beat stronger and to even overcome the damage caused by previous heart attacks provides new hope of effectively curing ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients at risk for skin cancers


July 1st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Patients of heart transplants face serious skin cancer risks, a latest study reports.When people receive heart transplants, they need immune medications to keep their body from ... Read more...

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Delhi homemaker gets new heart


May 31st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) After years of shuttling between hospitals, 44-year-old Sunita, a homemaker in Delhi, got a new lease of life when doctors at a city hospital transplanted ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human heart in lab


April 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Scientists are growing human hearts in lab which they believe could start beating within weeks, offering hope to millions of cardiac patients. The experiment is a ... Read more...

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Heart surgery can cause strokes, seizures


November 17th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Loyola University Health System neurologists have reported that strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for "considerable morbidity and mortality."Other complications include delirium, central ... Read more...

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Apollo reaches highest organ transplant in India


August 26th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Healthcare provider Apollo Hospital is the only hospital in India to have performed 534 organ transplants in less than eight months across the country, its chairman Prathap ... 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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Two simultaneous heart transplants at Chennai hospital


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Doctors at a private hospital here performed two simultaneous heart transplant operations last week, in what could be the first such instance in the world. Both the recipients, ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between heart failure, environment pinpointed


January 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists seem to have found the "missing link" between heart failure, our genes and environment. A new study by a Cambridge University team could open up completely new ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between heart failure, genes and environment discovered


January 13th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers at Cambridge University have found what they consider is the "missing link" between heart failure, our genes and our environment.Their study could open up completely new ways ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients face higher risk of skin cancers


December 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Many heart transplant patients develop multiple skin cancers, says a new study. "Solid organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancers," the study authors wrote."However, these characteristics ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients ‘at increased risk for multiple skin cancers’


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Many heart transplant patients have elevated risk for developing multiple skin cancers, according to a new study.Jerry D. Brewer, of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reviewed the ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells may mend broken hearts


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Adult stem cells could help repair heart tissue damaged by heart attack, reveals a new study.According to results from the Phase I study, stem cells from donor ... 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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Scientists isolate early heart muscle cells from mice


May 30th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute claim that they have isolated such embryonic stem cells from mice as are capable of ... 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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Brit woman visits exhibition displaying her own heart


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 22 (ANI): Visiting an exhibition in London, called The Heart today, was certainly a heartfelt experience for Briton Jennifer Sutton, for one of the items on display was her ... Read more...

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Father of heart surgery DeBakey dies at 99


July 13th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 13 (DPA) Legendary US physician Michael DeBakey, father of modern heart surgery, is dead. DeBakey died of natural causes Friday at the age of 99 at Houston's Methodist Hospital, a ... Read more...

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Stem cell breakthrough may pave way for new brain treatments


June 25th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 25 (ANI): In a first of its kind study,scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have genetically programmed embryonic stem (ES) cells to become nerve cells when ... Read more...

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