Artificial Heart

This channel includes news and new technology innovations of artificial hearts. These technologies are used in cardiovascular surgery to temporarily or permanently replace the heart.

News | July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011 — An article published in the July issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation reports the...

News | March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 – Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of...

News | February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011 – On Jan. 15, after 864 days of life with an artificial heart, Charles Okeke received a...

News | October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010 - A 54-year-old Italian man has become the first patient to surpass 1,000 days of support...

News | October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010 – Toronto General Hospital is the first Canadian medical center to implant a left-...

News | September 02, 2010

September 2, 2010 – Artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems said it plans to put the company up for sale...

News | August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010 – A rotary blood pump designed for long-term patient support had another patient surpass...

A comparison in size between the current Big Blue Driver unit and the Freedom Driver currently in clinical trials.

Feature | June 21, 2010 | Keyur B. Shah, M.D.; Daniel P. Tang, M.D.; Michael Hess, M.D; and Vigneshwar Kasirajan, M.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

The practicality and expense of maintaining patients on total artificial hearts (TAH) may be significantly...

News | March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 – The FDA granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) for a clinical study of the...

News | June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. yesterday announced the successful implant of its AbioCor Total Replacement Heart,...

News | March 03, 2009

March 3, 2009 - A recently published article in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT) from...

Syncardia's CardioWest artificial heart

News | February 16, 2009

February 12, 2009 - Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, the world’s most prolific inventor of artificial organs, passed...

News | February 09, 2009

February 10, 2009 - Hospitals will be eligible in Medicare’s 2009 fiscal year for up to an additional $53,...

News | January 26, 2009

January 27, 2009 - Thanks to the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart and portable driver, recipient Mr....

News | August 07, 2008

August 8, 2008 - On July 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final decision to...

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