Navigation Links
Heart Failure Patient Supported By DuraHeart™ Left-Ventricular Assist System Receives Successful Donor Transplant After Four Years On Device
Date:12/22/2009

Terumo Heart, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, today announced that one of its earliest patients to receive the DuraHeart™ Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) has received a donor heart transplant, nearly four years after receiving the mechanical circulatory support device. Rudolf Schmidthorst, 63, Germany, became one of the longest-living recipients of this device designed to aid the pumping action of the heart in order to circulate blood throughout his body.

(PRWEB) December 22, 2009 -- Terumo Heart, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, today announced that one of its earliest patients to receive the DuraHeart™ Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) has received a donor heart transplant, nearly four years after receiving the mechanical circulatory support device. Rudolf Schmidthorst, 63, Germany, became one of the longest-living recipients of this device designed to aid the pumping action of the heart in order to circulate blood throughout his body.

Schmidthorst received the then investigational device in November 2005, taking part in the DuraHeart™ LVAS clinical trial. He was treated by Latif Arusoglu, MD and Michiel Morshuis, MD, and their team at the Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Diabetes center NRW, University Hospital of the Ruhr-University of Bochum in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, as part of a clinical study that would ultimately lead to the device’s CE Mark and commercialization in Europe of the DuraHeart LVAS.

“I am so very lucky to have received a new heart, and another new opportunity to live my life,” said Rudolf Schmidthorst. “The DuraHeart made it possible for me to reach this day.”

A heart attack detected too late caused irreparable damage to the patient's myocardium (layer of the heart wall). Physicians at the Clinic for Thora
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Breast-Feeding May Protect a Womans Heart
2. Heartland Health Named 2009 Baldrige Award Recipient
3. Half-Million Doctors Beg Senate to Kill the Bill - Virtual News Conference by Coalition of More Than 40 Medical Groups Sunday, 2 pm EST; Sweetheart Deals Punish Patients in Other States
4. Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer
5. Disparity in use of implantable devices to prevent sudden death in heart failure patients
6. Facing the Holidays with a Heavy Heart: Four Ways to Show You Care During a Darker Christmas Season
7. Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down
8. Low cholesterol transfer protein activity associated with heart disease risk
9. Normal Cholesterol Doesnt Guarantee Healthy Heart
10. Contributors to Heart Failure Identified
11. Baylor Hamilton Heart Hospital Honored for Innovative Rehabilitation Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Heart Failure Patient Supported By DuraHeart™ Left-Ventricular Assist System Receives Successful Donor Transplant After Four Years On Device   
(Date:1/22/2015)... Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were ... their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical ... and Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has ... machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts ... the most progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy ... and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Payday ... in vulnerable communities and cause financial distress to the ... by analysts at Howard University’s Center on Race and ... dollars in economic activity, payday loans at the same ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 As interest ... overall health care gains momentum worldwide, Rev. Eric J. ... HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), will be the keynote speaker ... care in Israel’s public health system. , The conference, “Hope ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new ... by an auto insurance policy . , Some types ... Clients should check the newly released blog post to see if ... and dangerously damaged vehicles are some of the cars that cannot ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2
... meat, starches and sweets is linked to a rise ... to a study by US and Chinese researchers released ... the 1990s Shanghai Breast Cancer Study by Vanderbilt University ... between higher incidence of breast cancer and a move ...
... Roche Holding AG says that arthritis drug Actemra has ... helps relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in difficult-to-treat ... to regulatory approval. ,The Radiate study was conducted ... Actemra was given in combination with a standard treatment ...
... folic acid fortification of enriched grains in the mid 1990s, ... and Canada with neural tube defects has declined by 20 ... institution of fortification, however, the rate at which new cases ... report researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research ...
... hospital ranked as one of Americas Best by U.S. News ... days than those admitted to a non-ranked hospital , according ... of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ... mortality measures that are publicly reported by the Centers for ...
... 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of ... screen for prostate cancer are frequently performed among patients ... be beneficial, and clinicians with certain characteristics are more ... ,Most guidelines for clinical practice do not recommend routine ...
... a man of the times, throwing around terms like "eco-design" ... at the Bangkok home he designed for his family two ... only to be energy efficient but to produce energy -- ... of some of the brightest international names working in eco-architecture ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial 2Health News:Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial 3Health News:Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates 2Health News:Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates 3Health News:Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings 2Health News:Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow 2Health News:Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015  A new analysis of Centers for Medicare and ... shows that 81 percent of seniors chose lower-cost preferred ... at certain pharmacies. The findings were released by ... now the foundation of Medicare Part D," said Pharmaceutical ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more ... prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, ... Weekly Report (MMWR). Opioids are typically prescribed ... They are also found in some prescription cough medications. The ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Rose, baseball,s all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson for ... Pharma has announced. "Pete,s a Hall of Famer ... on board with Myoflex," said Ducere Pharma Chief Executive Officer ... is known across all generations. The passion and intensity that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2
... Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON ), a ... innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, ... other surgical and medical applications, announced its recent ... Advances in Skin and Wound Care held in ...
... GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively in the HIV-1 ... DFH an exclusive research license with an option ... maturation inhibitor program.  Maturation inhibitors are a novel ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Misonix Exhibits at 26th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care 2Misonix Exhibits at 26th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care 3DFH Pharma Obtains Exclusive Rights to Second-Generation HIV Maturation Inhibitor Program 2DFH Pharma Obtains Exclusive Rights to Second-Generation HIV Maturation Inhibitor Program 3DFH Pharma Obtains Exclusive Rights to Second-Generation HIV Maturation Inhibitor Program 4
... has it's temperature set by means ... pressing a button. A green LED ... a flashing amber LED indicates the ... A red LED and an audible ...
Provides outstanding patient warming and safety throughout the hospital and is nearly half the size and one-third the weight of earlier units....
The QuickVue Advance® G. vaginalis test is an enzyme activity test for use in the detection of Gardnerella vaginalis Proline IminoPeptidase(PIP) activity in vaginal fluid specimens from women su...
The Affirm™ VPIII tests RNA probe technology offers a dependable, rapid means toward early identification and treatment of patients suffering from these pathogens....
Medicine Products: