Navigation Links
Pumps Someday May Allow Patients to Recover Their Own Hearts

An injured athlete can rest on the couch to recover before returning to sports, but an injured heart doesn’t have the same luxury – at least not yet. //

One Ohio State University Medical Center surgeon predicts that within 10 years, mechanical support devices for the heart will be put to use temporarily to allow a damaged heart to rest and recover itself. Right now, such heart pumps, known commonly as ventricular assist devices, or VADs, are typically used as bridges to transplant and in some cases as long-term therapies for chronically ill patients.

“I see this as a huge potential therapy for many heart failure patients who will have the opportunity 10 years from now to recover their own hearts,” says Dr. Benjamin Sun, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Ohio State’s Medical Center and director of cardiac transplantation and mechanical support.

Why is he so confident? Because he and other physicians have seen the kind of heart healing a VAD can provide. Functioning essentially as surrogate pumps for the heart, the devices have been used for years to help patients who are poor candidates for transplantation regain enough physical and nutritional health to make them strong and successful transplant recipients.

These early patients’ experiences demonstrated that for some, the pumps could be better therapy than a transplant, Sun said. “This became the jumping-off point for patients who were not good candidates for transplantation. Some people now can go home with these pumps for years and live a very good quality of life. And they can be walking around in public without anyone knowing they have a pump.”

Ohio State’s Medical Center has one of the largest and most successful cardiac mechanical support programs in the country, managing patients with 10 different types of mechanical support devices (including a total artificial heart), and slated to participate in a worldwide study of a new, apricot-sized investig
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Death Pumps Up Aggressive Thoughts
2. Financial Allowances Being Offered To Poor Vietnamese HIV Carriers
3. Dentist Banned From Practicing For Allowing Boyfriend to Work on Patients
4. Doctors Protest Against Allowing Nurses To Perform Minor Surgeries
5. Premature Babies Born At 23 Weeks Should Be Allowed To Die
6. Misleading Health Claims On Food Labels No Longer Allowed in EU
7. Lancet Urges To Allow Emergency Contraception Drug As An OTC
8. Women Must Be Allowed To Make Choices On Births
9. Mercy Attempt Allowed for 12 KGMU Students
10. Allowing Children To Drink At Home Curbs Binge Drinking
11. Overseas Trained Nurses To Be Allowed To Retrain For Scottish Jobs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Pumps Someday May Allow Patients Recover Their Own Hearts

(Date:8/20/2014)... B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions ... to lead a national chief operating officer ... Ore. The top executive search firm in ... more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. , ... healthcare organization serving a population of more than 35,000 ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Hope For The Warriors® is excited to announce ... in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at ... the courage of our wounded service members, their families, ... Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration will benefit Hope For ... sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Inc. ... year on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an ... The list represents the most comprehensive look at ... entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, ... names gained early exposure as members of the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... Data to healthcare, Jvion successfully predicted stage iii ... levels that, in some situations, approached 90%. A ... never been achieved in commercial or academic settings. ... and prevent all types of hospital-acquired conditions to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Ticketability.com has Theresa Caputo tickets for ... well-known medium has been thrilling many with her amazing ... cities, with tickets becoming available August 15. , Among ... Albany, Baltimore, Trenton, Erie, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Houston, New ... Diego. The medium’s fans can obtain Theresa Caputo tour ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Good Shepherd Health Care System Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New COO 2Health News:Good Shepherd Health Care System Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New COO 3Health News:Hope For The Warriors Announces Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration in Washington, DC 2Health News:Etransmedia Makes Exclusive List for the Eighth Consecutive Year in Inc. Magazine 2Health News:Etransmedia Makes Exclusive List for the Eighth Consecutive Year in Inc. Magazine 3Health News:Jvion Achieves Benchmark Accuracy in Pressure Ulcer Prediction 2Health News:Theresa Caputo Tour Tickets for Sale at Ticketability.com Cause a Buying Frenzy Among Customers Over Their Offering of Deeply Discounted Seats 2
... treatment mainstay for prostate cancer puts men at increased ... large observational study published in the// Sept. 20 Journal ... have high five-year survival rates, but they also have ... study author Nancy Keating, MD, MPH, assistant professor of ...
... Chile announced a tax on airline tickets to raise ... who cannot afford them//. ,Representatives from the five ... Ignacio Lula da Silva of Brazil, were present for ... Annan and former US President Bill Clinton also attended. ...
... are almost twice as likely to attempt suicide as non-Maori ... than other New Zealanders. ,The survey conducted by the ... the prevalence of mental disorders among different ethnic groups in ... including 2600 Maori. ,It was found that thirty percent ...
... Recent studies have revealed that increased levels of ... events// in healthy women according to Boston-based investigators. ... screening of lipoprotein(a) in the population as a ... with cardiovascular risk. Besides that most lipid-correcting therapies ...
... tested as an anticancer agent to treat breast cancer, supports ... ,Duchene muscular dystrophy is a disease characterized by ... According to earlier studies, the functional decline of "dystrophic" ... fiber size. ,The recent study conducted by Dr. ...
... (China): More than 200 children were taken ill after eating ... ,The 223 students were admitted to a hospital and are ... ,Students of Dianshi Town High School began reporting symptoms ... at their school Monday and were immediately hopitalised. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prostate Cancer Treatment Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease 2Health News:High lipoprotein Levels in women Linked to Cardiovascular Risk 2Health News:Anti-cancer drug may treat muscular dystrophy 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014  The Alabama Supreme Court, in ... can sue drug makers who mislead doctors into believing that ... The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and the decision came ... that same case last year. Heninger Garrison Davis attorneys ... patient in the case, Danny Weeks . ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Minimally Invasive ... medical device company, announced today that Mitsubishi Corporation ... and robotic visualization system in Japan ... sale in Japan in the ... also the exclusive distributor for Karl Storz GMBH & ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Aug. 19, 2014  As power morcellator lawsuits ... Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that women in need ... a number of options that do not involve ... According to a report published by The Wall ... options include a mini-laparotomy and vaginal hysterectomy. Non-surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 3Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 4Minimally Invasive Devices and Mitsubishi Medical Japan Forge Exclusive Distribution Agreement 2As Morcellator Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report Detailing Alternatives to Uterine Morcellation 2As Morcellator Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report Detailing Alternatives to Uterine Morcellation 3
... , Jan. 25 Curemark, LLC , ( www.curemark.com ... neurological diseases, announced that the company is now enrolling patients in Phase ... the country.  The sites are: , Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... University of Texas, Houston Indiana University, ...
... , MELVILLE, N.Y. , Jan. 25 ... the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based ... Bradley T. Sheares , Ph.D. to the Company,s Board of Directors. ... a wealth of health care experience to the Henry Schein Board. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Curemark Enrolling Patients In Phase III Autism Trials At Ten Sites 2Curemark Enrolling Patients In Phase III Autism Trials At Ten Sites 3Curemark Enrolling Patients In Phase III Autism Trials At Ten Sites 4Henry Schein Elects Dr. Bradley T. Sheares to Board of Directors 2Henry Schein Elects Dr. Bradley T. Sheares to Board of Directors 3Henry Schein Elects Dr. Bradley T. Sheares to Board of Directors 4Henry Schein Elects Dr. Bradley T. Sheares to Board of Directors 5
... The HSV Non-Typing ASR contains primers and ... a 92 bp region of the HSV Type ... requires an instrument that can detect a FAM ... The Cepheid Analyte Specific Reagent* (ASR) program is ...
... compact system is perfect for the office, ... cost effective microhematocrits are required. Featuring a ... offers a range of important benefits: - ... Meets NCCLS standards - Read tubes in ...
... Palomar systems deliver pulsed light over ... multiple power spikes (which may damage skin) ... Cooling technology sends a chilled water supply ... sapphire tip, which is cooled to as ...
Used to provide drainage of urine from the bladder. All-silicone construction provides maximum softness and biocompatibility for enhanced patient comfort. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Inte...
Medicine Products: