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In The News Archives For 2006

Life without a pulse: Quebec man receives mechanical heart

December 13, 2006

"Doctors said they believe the technology will change the way heart patients are treated, providing an alternative to heart transplant surgery."

Quebec Man Given New Kind of Mechanical Heart

December 13, 2006

A patient in Montreal has become the first living Canadian without a heartbeat. Last month he was given a brand new mechanical heart that pumps blood continuously using a turbine suspended in a magnetic field.

Seven Years and Still Pumping

November 15, 2006

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sumter, S.C. resident Sherri Selph was 41 in 1994 when first diagnosed with stage-two congestive heart failure. By 1999, her health was diminishing so rapidly that she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, and not expected to live beyond six months.

New Pump Can Help Reverse Heart Failure

November 1, 2006

BOSTON - A device that helps severely damaged hearts pump may be able to do what was once thought impossible- reverse heart failure in people who are weeks away from death, British researchers reported Wednesday.

VADS Help Keep Heart Patients Alive

March 12, 2006

San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose - If you saw Grey's Anatomy Sunday night, you're now familiar with Ventricular Assist Devices (VADS) that keep heart transplant patients alive as they wait for a donor heart. A clinical trial is taking place right now at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to test the newest form of VADS.

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