Surgery

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

Cardiology

The challenge of organ transplant rejection

Acute rejection of a transplanted organ by the recipient's immune system remains one of the leading causes of pediatric heart transplant failure. While there have been vast improvements in the practice over time, significant ...

Cardiology

Patch could give new life to weak heart

A new cardiac patch developed by a collaborative team led by Western University is just the stuff that could get your blood pumping—literally.

Cardiology

Woman receives novel type of artificial heart

A cardiothoracic surgical team with UofL Health—Jewish Hospital and the University of Louisville has performed the world's first Aeson bioprosthetic total artificial heart implantation in a female patient. The investigational ...

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