Navigation Links
NHLBI funds preclinical tests on devices for infants and children with congenital heart defects
Date:2/4/2010

studies and other tests in artificial environments for the most promising devices in order to gain approval from the FDA to begin clinical testing.

Devices in the program will provide suitable circulatory support for newborns, older infants, and children less than 55 pounds who experience heart failure due to congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease. They are designed to supply adequate blood flow to prevent organ damage while minimizing the risk of blood vessel damage, infection, breakdown of red blood cells, excessive bleeding, brain damage, and dangerous blood clots. The devices are intended to support circulation in pediatric patients for one to six months, be sufficiently small and reasonably portable, and be able to be routinely positioned and functioning in less than one hour, among other specifications.

"Similar devices are used in adults," Shurin noted. "As an adult, your heart is normally about the size of your fist; devices for small children require radically different designs from adult devices to adapt to the differences in the size of the patients."

The program will test ventricular assist devices (VADs) and advanced extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) devices. The VADs in the PumpKIN program are very small rotary pumps which are implanted to provide circulatory support for extended periods of use. They work by drawing blood from the heart and pumping it to the body. ECMO devices circulate and supply oxygen to the blood, and are commonly used for patients who need both heart and lung support. For ECMO devices, tubes connecting the patient to the device are placed directly into large blood vessels near the base of the neck. Blood is drawn from the right side of the heart, pumped through the oxygenator, and then returned to the body on the left side of the heart so the oxygen-rich blood can be delivered throughout the body.

The contractors will conduct all preclinical animal testing and analysis i
'/>"/>

Contact: NHLBI Communications Office
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ASH Honors Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and NHLBI Deputy Director Susan Shurin, MD, for Their Public Service, Leadership, and Commitment to Biomedical Research
2. Porter Novelli Begins Work With NHLBI on COPD Awareness Effort
3. NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients
4. Highlights of NHLBI-supported research presented at American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions
5. Pitt part of $100 million NHLBI Bench to Bassinet effort in congenital heart disease
6. NHLBI publishes new heart healthy cookbook
7. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
8. Canadas government funds $1.6M in modern geography to support public health decisions
9. Computerized Jump Rope Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research
10. Bally Total Fitness Emerges From Chapter 11 and Closes Transaction with Harbinger Capital Partners Funds
11. New Study Finds Medicaid Under-Funds Long Term Care by $4.4 Billion Annually
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2015)... (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Review of ... hosting a ‘Strategies for Success’ program for cataract surgeons ... meeting in San Diego, where eye surgeon Jeffrey L. ... this invitation-only event. Dr. Martin is the Managing Partner ... of Ophthalmology chose Dr. Martin to lead this year’s ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Lower-auto-insurance.com has released ... accurate auto insurance quotes . , Drivers ... by comparing quotes. A professional insurance brokerage website can ... quotes, in a simple, convenient way. The whole process ... anyone. , Comparing online car insurance quotes is ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... In the past few weeks, TheBeautyPlace.com has ... "We had to run maintenance on our shipping facilities ... Ramirez, the PR Director. "It disrupted our regular shipping ... are back on track after having completed the maintenance." ... phone systems which has not allowed some calls to ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... NE (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 ... in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has ... at the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual ... the Kroc Center in Greenville, SC. , ... opportunities, and exhibits with products and services. ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 French physician and ... food choices when he uttered, “Tell me what you ... Using food to cope with stress or sadness has ... Queendom.com indicates otherwise. Data collected from their ... victim to emotional eating, but for different reasons. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Jeffrey Martin Invited to Share Latest Breakthroughs in Cataract Care During Roundtable Discussion at National 2015 ASCRS Meeting In San Diego 2Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes Can Provide Accurate Results! 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Temporary Number Available 2Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference 2Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 2Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 3Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 4Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 5Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 6
... who need psychiatric care in the UK are being detained ... a massive shortage // of NHS beds. ... management, with patients being sent home at night or on ... the Mental Health Act Commission. ,The team of ...
... Hepatitis C virus is the leading cause of death and ... very common that it is incidence is five times more ... the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) ... ,This vaccine technique is very effective in the ...
... M.P.H., of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, ... overweigh during the early years of life with illness and ... a survey and which included 17,643 men and women. They ... They did not suffer from congenital heart disease (CHD), diabetes, ...
... have a lot in common while gaining fat. The hedgehog (Hh) ... to fat formation in the case of mice and flies, according ... that genes have on fat storage. The Hh pathway in mammals ... the bone or fat. ,The Hh pathway drugs ...
... and gynecology will get a $15,000 annual handout from ... are already doing. // ,The Government has ... procedures conducted by specialists in the city, in a ... year. ,Almost 800 GPs participate in the ...
... leg pain and very pale skin can all be early ... ,Thousand’s of children's lives will be saved ... for parents, which could speed diagnosis and treatment. ... their child having a headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NHS faces mental health crisis; 'risky' patients sent home 2Health News:Obesity Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases 2Health News:Specialist rural GPs to get incentive in Australia 2Health News:New warning signs for child meningitis 2
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015  Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) will ... on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, following the close of the ... conference call and live webcast on the same day at ... discuss the financial results.  To access the ... the "Investors" link.  Please log onto the webcast prior to ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... Kenneth C. Frazier , chairman and chief executive officer ... the Board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ... John J. Castellani announced that he will be retiring ... to PhRMA Board Frazier formerly held the position ... and CEO of Pfizer, Inc. Also elected were George ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... YORK , April 16, 2015 An ... additional way to generate trimers from the major HIV ... could benefit future clinical development of HIV vaccine candidates ... the critical target on the surface of HIV for ... an important platform for AIDS vaccine discovery, says ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 2Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 3Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 4Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 5New Method Holds Promise for HIV Vaccine Development 2
... Corporation (Nasdaq: GNBT, www.generex.com ), the leader in ... of the mouth, today announced that it has been ... Canadian Intellectual Property Office granted Canadian Patent No. 2,401,942, ... Application". This new patent increases the number ...
... International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ) announced today it ... Conference in New York.  James Winschel, Senior Vice President and ... at 11:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. ... through the "Investors" section of PAREXEL,s website at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Generex Awarded a New Patent in Canada for its Proprietary Buccal Drug Delivery System 2Generex Awarded a New Patent in Canada for its Proprietary Buccal Drug Delivery System 3PAREXEL International to Present at William Blair Emerging Growth Stock Conference 2
Micro-hematocrit tubes available in multiple sizes and additives for a wide range of capillary blood collection....
... The Vivid 3 system is designed ... of cardiovascular performance, and offer an even ... pediatrics and the OR. From color flow ... connectivity, the new Vivid 3 offers a ...
... 4 system is an easy-to-use, high-performance ultrasound ... your clinical practice. In effect, GE has ... a value-based combination of proven technology and ... paid heed to features praised by Vivid ...
... remote monitoring from Medtronic is changing the ... care. Using their Medtronic CareLink Monitor and ... send device information from their home or ... site, clinicians have the ability to review ...
Medicine Products: