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Artificial heart implanted in a man in France can last 5 years

The French biomedical firm Carmat reports that it has implanted an artificial heart in a male patient and that he is doing well. The surgery took place in Paris last Wednesday at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Doctors denied disabled baby a heart transplant

Maverick, six months old, was born with a severe heart defect. He has received two surgeries, but still went into heart failure. Doctors discussed a heart transplant with parents Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs. However, Maverick ended up being denied.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Cheney ordered docs to turn off heart device because of terrorism

Washington - While he was still vice president in 2007, Dick Cheney ordered his doctors to turn off the wireless component of the defibrillator attachment to his failing heart. According to an interview, he feared terrorists would use it to kill him.
In the Media by William M. Schmalfeldt - 1 comment

15-year-old with only months to live denied life-saving surgery

Atlanta - Anthony Strokes, a 15-year-old boy in DeKalb County, Georgia was told that although he likely has less than six months to live due to an enlarged heart, he would not be placed on a transplant list.
In the Media by John Simon Ritchie - 12 comments

Photo: Heart transplant patient holds her dead heart in her hand

The photo of a transplant patient holding her heart in her hands after a successful transplant surgery has been posted online. The photo shows a woman with a medical mask covering her face, holding her old dead heart while another beats in her chest.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

World's smallest artificial heart gives infant new lease on life

Doctors implanted the smallest ever artificial heart into a 16-month-old baby, making it possible for the baby to survive for 13 days before the infant received permanent organ donation.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Video: Shaun Wilson-Miller's tragic farewell message goes viral

Melbourne - A terminally ill teenager has been catapulted to Internet stardom after he accidentally posted to YouTube a farewell message. Doctors had told him his body rejected a second heart transplant and that he has only a short time to live.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Dick Cheney shows heart during speech

Dick Cheney has returned to politics just three weeks after receiving a new heart and reportedly gave a long speech prompting a thunder of applause.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

Former Vice President Dick Cheney receives new heart

Washington - Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering in hospital following a heart transplant on Saturday. Mr. Cheney, 71, waited 20 months for a donor heart.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Freeze-dried heart valve structures to store, transplant

The biological scaffolds of heart valves with cellular materials removed can be freeze-dried and stored for transplanting later as tissue-engineered replacement valves, Leibniz University and Hannover Medical School researchers claimed.
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