News tagged with heart transplant patients
Heart transplant patients who receive new organs before the age of 55 and get them at hospitals that perform at least nine heart transplants a year are significantly more likely than other people to survive at least 10 years ...
Cardiology Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
"Despite the increasing number of people affected, the prognosis for patients with heart failure has steadily improved," said Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D, chairman of American Heart Association Hospital Accreditation Science Committee ...
Cardiology Feb 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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Other Jan 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a first mechanical cardiac assist device for children that can help keep patients alive as they await a transplant.
Cardiology Dec 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Heart rate recovery at one minute after a six-minute walking distance (6MWD) test is highly predictive of clinical worsening and time to clinical worsening in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 18, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely to be alive a decade after surgery as their African-American counterparts, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
Cardiology Nov 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Heart transplantation is a very safe and effective therapy, according to a new long-term study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular ...
Cardiology Oct 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical ...
Cardiology Sep 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Tissue deprived of oxygen (ischemia) is a serious health condition that can lead to damaged heart tissue following a heart attack and, in the case of peripheral arterial disease in limbs, amputation, particularly in diabetic ...
Medical research Aug 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that there is a significant risk of serious skin cancers, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, in heart transplant patients.
Cardiology Jun 30, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
For patients with severe heart failure, an implanted mechanical pump known as a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) can be a life-sustaining treatment. Even though the technology involves risks, few patients and their families ...
Health Jun 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Older, sicker heart-transplant recipients are significantly more likely to be alive a year after their operations if they have their transplants at hospitals that do a large number of them annually new Johns Hopkins research ...
Cardiology May 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- African-American heart transplant patients have had persistently higher mortality rates than white patients, but exactly why still remains a mystery.
Cardiology Apr 25, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
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