Perfusion Blog

high-tech heart box

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Mar, 2016

University of Michigan Health System tests beating heart transplants

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“Heart in a box” may boost number of scarce donor organs ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech:  stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler. The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in…

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Abided Impella

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Mar, 2016

FDA likely to approve expanded indication of Abiomed’s Impella heart pump: SEC filing

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Abiomed ($ABMD) revealed in an SEC filing that the FDA has agreed to forgo an advisory panel meeting to discuss an expanded indication for its Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0 and Impella LD heart pumps, meaning permission to use the devices on emergency patients suffering from cardiogenic shock is a near certainty, and should occur before the previously expected date of August 2016. The news means the devices are…

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heart lung machine

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Mar, 2016

Perfusionist controls heart, lungs’ function during open heart surgery

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Mercy Medical Center cardiac perfusionist Chad Brady sits by the hospital's heart-lung machine that he operates. The machine, which is two years old and cost $80,000, maintains the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the body during open heart surgery.         When a patient's heart and lungs need to be stopped during coronary artery bypass or valve repair surgery, Chad Brady takes over the vital…

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healthcare_costs

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Mar, 2016

ECMO systems market projected to reach 287.6 million dollars by 2020 according to new research report

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems market growing at 4.0% rate and projected to reach 287.6 million dollars by 2020 according to new research report Global extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) system market report purpose is to cover the definition, description, and forecast. It involves deep dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of submarkets, modality and application. The report also offers strategic analysis of key players in the market. In this…

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CABG PROCEDURE

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Mar, 2016

Pre-operative aspirin not linked with improved outcomes during CABG

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Most patients with coronary artery disease receive aspirin for primary or secondary prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. Aspirin poses a risk of bleeding in patients undergoing surgery, but it is unclear whether aspirin should be stopped before coronary artery surgery. High-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery who were randomized to receive 100mg aspirin on the day of surgery did not experience lower rates of death…

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