Navigation Links
Small assist device used in emergency case as twin, heart booster pumps for first time in US
Date:11/12/2010

The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently implanted a patient with two of the smallest experimental ventricular assist devices (VADs) currently available for study in humans. VADs are designed to assist either the right (RVAD) or left (LVAD) ventricle, or both (BiVAD) at once. This is the first time that two Heartware VADs have been implanted in the left and right ventricles anywhere in North Americaa "game changer" in the realm of heart assist devices according to Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, chief of the hospital's Division of Cardiac Surgery and director of the hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

"The world doesn't need the artificial heart anymore," said Dr. McCarthy, who is also the Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "The goal is total support of the heart. This biventricular approach achieves that without cutting out the patient's own heart, which is what happens with artificial heart implants."

According to Edwin C. McGee, Jr. MD, surgical director for the Bluhm Institute's Heart Transplant and Assist Device program and the lead cardiac surgeon who performed the implant, when the patient, 44-year-old James Armstrong, was transferred to Northwestern Memorial just weeks ago, he was near death with an aggressive state of myocarditis. Myocarditis is a severe inflammation of the heart tissue thatin some rare casescan be fatal when unaddressed.

Only about a dozen times before in Europe had the twin implant of the small Heartware VAD been performed, and now the approach would be Armstrong's best chances for survival. The Heartware VAD is under trial in the U.S. as an LVAD. Mr. Armstrong did not qualify for the current trial and was able to have the device implanted under a process known as "emergency use". Emergency use is defined as the use of an investigational article with a human subject in a life-threatening situation. Although such use
'/>"/>

Contact: Kris Lathan
klathan@nmh.org
312-926-2963
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Unexpectedly small effects of mutations in bacteria bring new perspectives
2. UCI non-small cell lung cancer study highlights advances in targeted drug therapy
3. Small particles show big promise in beating unpleasant odors
4. Small business success spotlighted by USDA at conference
5. American Chemical Society Webinar focuses on NSFs small business funding programs
6. Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses Offer Coverage: Report
7. 16.6 million small business employees could benefit from ACA provisions starting this year
8. Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk
9. Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure
10. Henry Ford Hospital study: Donor Risk Index does not impact outcomes on a small scale
11. Small increases in vaccine cost can cause large gaps in protection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Coral Gables is ... service , Lice Troopers, with its new clinic location set ... Florida, takes the hassle out of dealing with this common ... one of their two salon clinic locations in South Florida, ... location. , The decision to expand developed naturally out of ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... International efforts to combat ... are receiving further support from recent initiatives ... (NGOs) and other charitable organizations. While research ... responders, patients and others can immediately benefit ... CmTP MediDefense system , which includes ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas, is ... day in the 2014 holiday shopping season. , ... steady pre-Christmas stream of customers, ready to purchase marijuana ... definitely intend to take advantage…of the recreational cannabis as ... enjoying The Grass Station’s holiday sale on vape products. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 The MedTech industry ... Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden, ... having recently achieved additional ISO Certification. , All signs point ... employment and the likelihood of a repeal of the excise ... . The industry is anticipating annual growth of 9.3% and ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Luxury ... with Community Partners of Dallas to provide logistics ... A Dallas-based company, Peacock Alley has a long history of ... works. The additional sponsors of this year's Toy Drive were ... time to give back than the holidays. Providing gifts to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Professional In-Home All-Natural Lice Removal Service Expands to Coral Gables and surrounding areas. 2Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 2Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 3Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 4Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 5Health News:Customers at Colorado’s Grass Station Say They’re Enjoying the Experience of Legally Purchasing Marijuana this Year to Give as Christmas Presents to Friends and Family 2Health News:PartnerTech Inc. Poised for Growth in MedTech 2Health News:Peacock Alley and Community Partners of Dallas Fulfill an Estimated 12,000 Holiday Wishes for Deserving Children 2
... 03, 2007 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), often known ... been associated with cancers, asthma, recurrent aspiration and pulmonary ... of Gastroenterology examines whether GERD sufferers may have shorter ... on over 50,000 person-years of data, the study provides ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 3, 2008 -- Psychologists at Harvard ... perception that, they argue, can resolve the century-old debate ... not only illustrates a new method for studying such ... against the existence of extrasensory perception, or ESP. , ...
... 23 million Americans age 12 or older need treatment for ... than 10 percent actually receive it. Worse, among those ... treatments that are known to work. , We have treatments ... Paul Roman, University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology ...
... VICTORIA, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aspreva Pharmaceuticals,Corporation (NASDAQ: ... completion of the,plan of arrangement with Galenica Group ... Canadian subsidiary, acquired all,outstanding shares of Aspreva for ... completion of the plan of arrangement, Aspreva will ...
... Jan. 3 DaVita Inc. (NYSE:,DVA) announced today that ... January 7-11, 2008 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel ... will be presenting on,January 8, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific ... presentation will also be broadcast live and by replay. ...
... The Jeffrey Modell Foundation drives initiative for SCID screening, ... became the first,state in the nation to screen all ... "Bubble Boy Disease," SCID is a,genetic disorder that is ... referred for potentially life-saving treatment., The Wisconsin Department ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers use neuroimaging to study ESP 2Health News:Researchers use neuroimaging to study ESP 3Health News:UGA researchers receive $9 million in grants to study barriers to effective addiction treatment 2Health News:UGA researchers receive $9 million in grants to study barriers to effective addiction treatment 3Health News:Aspreva's plan of arrangement with Galenica completed 2Health News:Aspreva's plan of arrangement with Galenica completed 3Health News:Wisconsin First State in Nation to Screen Newborns for 'Bubble Boy Disease' 2Health News:Wisconsin First State in Nation to Screen Newborns for 'Bubble Boy Disease' 3Health News:Wisconsin First State in Nation to Screen Newborns for 'Bubble Boy Disease' 4Health News:Wisconsin First State in Nation to Screen Newborns for 'Bubble Boy Disease' 5
(Date:12/19/2014)... DIEGO and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. ... Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE ;  Sorrento), an ... associated pain, and Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held immuno-oncology ... Natural Killer (NK) cell-line based therapy, announced today ... agreement to jointly develop next generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Somewhere between dropping five pounds ... forgotten. But Audicus , a next-generation hearing aids ... new year. Hearing loss is the third ... though it is often unaddressed. Forty-eight million Americans have ... hearing aid, mainly due to price. Hearing aids traditionally ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  Sage Analytics ( www.sageanalytics.com ), the ... the testing of marijuana potency and moisture content, ... Profiler, the industry,s first product suite capable of ... portable unit. Designed from the ground ... cannabis industry, the Luminary™ Profiler utilizes specially purposed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5Audicus Will Help People Resolve to Hear Better in 2015 2Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2
... Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) today announced positive,results from the ... in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency,virus (HIV), ... 5.0 mg/kg dose of PRO 140 achieved an ... of 98.5% (1.83,log10), with individual reductions ranging up ...
... intramuscular injection of peramivir for eight,days protected mice ... replication, supporting the use of this drug to,control ... 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The,antiviral drug peramivir might offer ... influenza virus H5N1, according to,results of mouse studies ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Progenics Announces Positive Results in Clinical Trial of Novel HIV,Therapy 2Progenics Announces Positive Results in Clinical Trial of Novel HIV,Therapy 3Progenics Announces Positive Results in Clinical Trial of Novel HIV,Therapy 4Progenics Announces Positive Results in Clinical Trial of Novel HIV,Therapy 5Progenics Announces Positive Results in Clinical Trial of Novel HIV,Therapy 6Progenics Announces Positive Results in Clinical Trial of Novel HIV,Therapy 7Peramivir Protects Mice From Lethal H5N1 Infection 2Peramivir Protects Mice From Lethal H5N1 Infection 3
Catalyst for skin rejuvenation. Rapidly exfoliates superficial skin problems....
... simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by ... reducing and smoothing away frown-lines and wrinkles., ... of clinical experience. Dysport was developed in ... to successfully treat a number of neurological ...
... 18 years ago, Zyderm® and Zyplast® injectable ... filler materials for smoothing facial lines, wrinkles ... definition. Treatments supplement the skins natural collagen, ... results. Today, more than one million people ...
... into the new age of non-surgical facial ... patients immediate, long-term results for various applications ... filler offers superior versatility for a wide ... Long-lasting, Radiesse saves time and money for ...
Medicine Products: