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Michael DeBakey - cardiac surgery pioneer who saved thousands in his ...   -  Jul 13, 2008
...*** FILE *** Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, left, Baylor University Medical School heart surgeon, and one of his team of assistants, implants an artificial heart ... San Francisco Chronicle

Mammohan to undergo cardiac surgery in AIIMS on Saturday   -  Jan 23, 2009
New Delhi (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will undergo heart surgery on Saturday to remove cardiac blockages for which he was admitted to All India ... Hindu

Cardiac surgery drug can heighten death risk   -  Feb 7, 2007
Researchers have found that a drug used to staunch blood loss in patients undergoing cardiac surgery can raise the risk of death over the medium term. ... Independent Online

Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery   -  May 13, 2008
TUESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who received the blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta blockers after having non-cardiac surgery were at ... Washington Post

Hospital Told to Suspend Heart Surgery for Children   -  Aug 16, 2006
They will seek permission to resume the program “so we can get back to saving the lives of children that need pediatric cardiac surgery,? said Dr. Richard ... New York Times

Workshop on cardiac surgery   -  Sep 19, 2005
HYDERABAD: A two-day joint international cardiac surgery and cardiology conference and workshop began here on Sunday, with the Australian expert Alistair ... The Hindu

Cardiac surgery affects kids' life   -  Mar 30, 2009
Scientists have found that several categories of patients with heart disease, including African-Americans and lower-income families, have a lower quality of ... Times of India

Another Study Warns of Risk From Cardiac Surgery Drug   -  Dec 2, 2008
TUESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new study casts more doubt on the safety of the drug Trasylol (aprotinin), used to limit bleeding in patients ... Washington Post

CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes   -  May 6, 2009
By Robert Preidt. WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- A few hours of postoperative treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may help ... ABC News

Pa. cardiac surgery cost report includes hospital-specific data   -  Jun 14, 2007
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council released its latest cardiac surgery performance report Thursday. For the first time it included ...

… REALLY LOVE NY Week after lifesaving cardiac surgery, 4 youths...   -  Dec 28, 2005
BY PAUL HB SHIN DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER. THEIR SMILES were genuine, both joyous and perpetual, evidence that receiving the gift of life was not lost on ... New York Daily News

Williams finds support in US surgery debate   -  Feb 4, 2010
Supporters of the outspoken premier defended the government's tight grip on details about the cardiac surgery Williams will undergo, and even the opposition ... Toronto Star

Hospital cleared for heart surgery: Procedures approved for McHenry …   -  Jul 20, 2006
The hospital submitted a study to the board, which concluded that the market for cardiac surgery in McHenry County was large enough to support programs at ... Free with registration - Chicago Tribune -

'Asthma drug before cardiac surgery prevents renal failure'   -  Sep 15, 2009
PANAJI: Aminophylline, a drug used to treat wheezing and other breathing difficulties such as asthma, if given to patients undergoing cardiac surgery is an ... Times of India

Older donated blood tied to heart surgery risk   -  Mar 20, 2008
Scientists from the Cleveland Clinic discovered that cardiac surgery patients who received blood that was more than two weeks old were 30 percent less ... Boston Globe

Stanford doctor pioneered heart transplants World-respected surgeon …   -  Feb 11, 2006
At a time when everybody made cardiac surgery seem complex, he made it seem easy. ... Shumway followed every development in cardiac surgery long after his ... San Francisco Chronicle

Cardiac surgery sans complications   -  Jun 24, 2005
VIJAYAWADA: Shattering the myth that treatment to cardiac ailments is beyond the reach of the common man, the Citi Cardiac Research Centre Limited, ... The Hindu

Getinge buys Boston Scientific's cardiac, vascular surgery ops -...   -  Nov 5, 2007
Getinge said Boston Scientific's cardiac surgery division has sales of about 189 mln usd with 'very good' profitability. The vascular surgery division has ... Forbes

Cardiac surgery costs criticised   -  Feb 2, 2010
NI Chest, Heart and Stroke has criticised the Department of Health over cardiac surgery costs. It has emerged that the cost of sending people outside ... BBC News

… study to test value of heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery   -  Jul 11, 2008
It's a question that divides cardiac surgeons — is it better and safer to perform bypass surgery with the patient on a heart-lung machine that stands in for ...

Heart patients travel for surgery   -  Sep 15, 2005
A smaller group of 15 patients is also to undergo cardiac surgery in Bristol. Health Commission Wales said patients were being offered treatment at English ... BBC News

Rare cardiac surgery at Madurai hospital   -  Mar 18, 2006
MADURAI: A rare cardiac surgery has been performed on a 40-year old patient from Kovilpatti, who was suffering from severe heart failure and had irregular ... The Hindu

Gazan baby's life saved by Wolfson heart surgery | Article from...   -  Jan 6, 2009
Lior Sasson, head of its pediatric cardiac surgery unit and others. "I WAS ... ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in pediatric cardiac surgery. ... Pay-Per-View - Jerusalem Post - HighBeam Research

Mortimer Buckley, MGH cardiac surgery chief   -  Dec 1, 2007
The famous found their way to Dr. Mortimer J. Buckley, who repaired their ailing hearts. He replaced an aortic valve for actor John Wayne in 1978. ... Boston Globe

Even when surgery is over, sedation's risks could linger; Death rates...   -  Jun 27, 2005
The patients in the Duke study underwent major, non-cardiac surgery with general anesthesia, and again, deaths in the first year after surgery were ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Rare cardiac surgery to repair aneurysm   -  Nov 23, 2008
A longitudinal section of the body (the image at left) shows the bulge in the aorta at its arch rubbing against the vertebrae. The arrow shows the metallic ... Hindu

Is carotid angioplasty followed by cardiac surgery a safe and...   -  Dec 4, 2007
...van der Heyden J et al. (2007) Staged carotid angioplasty and stenting followed by cardiac surgery in patients with severe asymptomatic carotid artery ...

MGH suspends child heart surgery program - The Boston Globe   -  Apr 17, 2009
And, Manning added, cardiac surgery can be lucrative and prestigious for ... General put in place special monitoring for pediatric cardiac surgery. ... Boston Globe

MAQUET Cardiovascular Announces Long-Term Follow-Up Data from …   -  Jan 25, 2010
In 2008, MAQUET added the Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Interventions businesses acquired by GETINGE from Boston Scientific and Guidant. ...

Iraqi children recovering after cardiac surgery   -  Mar 15, 2007
Kochi, March 15. (PTI): Four Iraqi children got a new lease of life after undergoing cardiac surgeries at the Amrita Institute of Medical sciences (AIMS) ... Hindu

BNB Minister Greg Byrne in hospital for cardiac surgery   -  May 5, 2009
Business New Brunswick Minister Greg Byrne, 49, is in hospital in Saint John for cardiac surgery later this week. (Government of New Brunswick) ...

… patients receive prophylactic amiodarone therapy before cardiac...   -  Sep 20, 2005
Following cardiac surgery, many patients develop atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter, which increases the risk of heart failure, ...

Need more cardiac surgery centres: Guv   -  Feb 22, 2008
Pune, February 21 Around six million people in India have coronary artery disease and five million have rheumatic heart disease. ...

Surgery unit defended: Three recent deaths of children and pediatric ...   -  Aug 7, 2006
7--The dean of Stony Brook University's medical school called the pediatric cardiac surgery program at the campus' hospital "superb" and denied the death of ... Free with registration - Newsday -

Special Bypass Procedure Used During Infant Heart Surgery Does Not …   -  Jan 25, 2010
..."Selective use of DHCA during cardiac surgery in infancy may facilitate operative repair and is not associated with impaired neurodevelopmental outcomes," ... Forbes

25 kids identified for cardiac surgery   -  Jul 30, 2007
KANCHEEPURAM: Twentyfive children, including a 20-day-old baby, have been identified for cardiac surgery at a paediatric heart disease screening camp held ... The Hindu

Hospital halts elective surgery pending review   -  Sep 22, 2005
..."We need to improve our cardiac surgery outcomes to be at a level we feel our patients ... The state has been collecting data on cardiac surgery since 2001. ... Pay-Per-View - Providence Journal - ProQuest Archiver

Manipal hospital to conduct cardiac surgery for poor   -  Jan 30, 2010
PTI. One of the premier health care groups from South India has announced their initiative to conduct cardiac surgery at the cheapest rate for the poor and ... Daily News & Analysis

The Henry Ford of heart surgery: Devi Shetty's business model...   -  Nov 21, 2009
After graduating from medical college in India, Dr Shetty trained in cardiac surgery at Guy's Hospital in London, one of Europe's top medical facilities. ...

Canadian study 'will change heart surgery'   -  May 14, 2008
...the strong and consistent negative trends in mortality associated with Aprotinin use preclude its use in patients undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery," ... Toronto Star

… : Heart patients want an early start: KIHD facility for cardiac...   -  Dec 9, 2006
On provisional basis, a cardiac surgery facility with four to five beds capacity and an operation theatre was likely to be made operational in the existing ...

Heart surgery 'saving more lives'   -  Jul 30, 2009
They said the quality of care has been improving since the first publication of mortality rates in cardiac surgery in 2001, despite fears surgeons would ... The Guardian

… insulin therapy during cardiac surgery improve postoperative...   -  Apr 25, 2007
Gandhi GY et al. (2007) Intensive intraoperative insulin therapy versus conventional glucose management during cardiac surgery: a randomized trial. ...

Beta blockers and surgery not a good mix?   -  Jul 27, 2005
Guidelines recommend giving beta blocker pills to people at high risk of heart problems if they are undergoing non-cardiac surgery. ...

Shining a light on cardiac surgery results   -  Sep 22, 2008
By Douglas S. Brown. IN SUMMER 2000, the state Senate's Committee on Ways and Means had to decide whether to allow the expansion of cardiac surgery from ... Boston Globe

State makes push for death rate data   -  Feb 19, 2006
The hospital also made changes to its cardiac surgery program, according to ... The hospital began giving all cardiac surgery patients antibiotics within an ... Boston Globe

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan   -  Jan 14, 2010
...“We've known it [cognitive decline] exists after cardiac surgery,? Monk said. “Mine is the second large study to show that it exists after non-cardiac ... Daily Times

Keeping the disease under wraps   -  Aug 6, 2007
At Ichilov, the management told the cardiac surgery team that there was no need to inform the patients about the doctor's condition. ... Ha'aretz

Panel cites UMass hospital 'red flags'   -  Oct 12, 2005
The hospital is now searching for a new cardiac surgery chief. ''There has to be someone guiding the ship or it can stray off course," Dr. William Nugent, ... Boston Globe

MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded Three-Year Contract From Novation …   -  Dec 11, 2009
In 2008, it added the Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Interventions businesses that GETINGE acquired from Boston Scientific and Guidant in 2008. ... - (subscription)

Nursing shortage presents a heart surgery problem - Ryall   -  Oct 7, 2008
..."The expansion of cardiac surgery will be important, but difficult with the ... The working group said cardiac surgery rates should be increased from 54 per ... National Business Review

Cardica's C-Port(R) Flex-A(R) Anastomosis System to Be Used for …   -  Jan 19, 2010
Research and development for the cardiac surgery ISI is funded by the New Energy ... It is anticipated that the cardiac surgery ISI to be developed by the ... Forbes

Suburban Hospital unveils new cardiac surgery center   -  Sep 28, 2006
Suburban Hospital this week officially opens its new cardiac surgery and angioplasty center, a partnership with the National Institutes of Health and Johns ...

Cardiac surgery wait list crosses 300   -  Jul 31, 2009
NAGPUR: The State government's initiative of involving private hospitals to reduce the waiting list in heart surgeries at the Super Specialty Hospital (SSH) ... Times of India

Do corticosteroids prevent atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery?   -  Jun 4, 2007
Halonen J et al. (2007) Corticosteroids for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial. ...

Cardiac program reopening - UMass Memorial has oversight team   -  Nov 1, 2005
Chief of surgery, he was tapped to be acting chief of cardiac surgery, ... The new entity brings cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular medicine, ... $1.95 - Worcester Telegram Gazette - NewsBank

Getinge to shift cardiac surgery unit production to US from Puerto...   -  Jun 18, 2008
STOCKHOLM (Thomson Financial) - Getinge AB said its Medical Systems business will incur costs of 50 million to 60 million Swedish crowns through relocating ... Forbes

ATS Medical Announces Participation in the 46th Annual Meeting of the...   -  Jan 21, 2010
ATS Medical continues to expand its cardiac surgery product portfolio, ... ATS Medical serves the cardiac surgery community by focusing on two distinct but ... FOXBusiness

Medtronic combines vascular and cardiac surgery businesses   -  Apr 11, 2007
April 11 (Reuters) - Medical device company Medtronic Inc. (MDT.N) said it combined its vascular and cardiac surgery businesses to form a new global ... Reuters UK

Is Heart Surgery Worth It?   -  Jul 7, 2005
And nowhere are the financial and health stakes higher than in the area of cardiac surgery. US patients and insurers will spend $3.4 billion this year on ... BusinessWeek

Stony Brook hit hard over deaths, State demands full review of...   -  Aug 19, 2006
..."The investigative findings clearly demonstrate that the hospital must review its pediatric programs and, in particular, the pediatric cardiac surgery ... Pay-Per-View - Newsday - ProQuest Archiver

West Penn names new cardiac surgery chief   -  Jan 23, 2009
Dr. Walter E. McGregor, formerly of Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has been named chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at West Penn ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Heart Surgeon Proud of Slovenian Cardiac Surgery (interview)   -  Jun 10, 2008
Ljubljana, 6 October (STA) - Borut Gersak, head of the cardiovascular surgical ward at Slovenia's main medical institution, UKC, said in an interview for ... STA

New cardiac surgery device unveiled at St. Boniface Hospital   -  Jan 22, 2010
WINNIPEG -- Local businessmen Hartley Richardson and Gary Bachman will announce the purchase of a state-of-the-art medical device for the St. Boniface ... Winnipeg Free Press

Etiology of cognitive change after CABG surgery: more than just the...   -  Dec 11, 2007
First, postoperative cognitive decline is not unique to cardiac surgery. Second, the use of off-pump surgery does not seem to offer any obvious benefits ...

Article: And the Beat Goes On; More than 20 percent of the coronary …   -  Jul 11, 2005
Cardiac Surgery Manual for Nurses ... the new or experienced cardiac surgery nurse. Nurses often ... physiologic responses of the cardiac surgery patient. ... Pay-Per-View - Newsweek - HighBeam Research

Government to cut Auckland cardiac surgery waiting list | HEALTH News   -  Jul 5, 2009
The Government has announced it will spend $5 million on cutting Auckland's cardiac surgery waiting list. Health Minister Tony Ryall says in an Auckland DHB ... TVNZ

A risky practice?: As more angioplasties are performed, some doctors ...   -  Sep 3, 2006
Elective angioplasty "performed at hospitals without cardiac surgery may be doing more harm than good," the authors conclude. The national guidelines ... Free with registration - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -

Heart surgery patients put in danger by using 14-day-old blood   -  Mar 24, 2008
Gavin Murphy, a senior lecturer in cardiac surgery at the University of Bristol who led last year's British Heart Foundation study, said that the routine ... Times Online

Can creatine kinase MB levels predict mortality after cardiac surgery?   -  Apr 1, 2005
Ramsay J et al. (2005) Increased creatine kinase MB level predicts postoperative mortality after cardiac surgery independent of new Q waves. ...

Cardiac-surgery workshop held   -  Nov 29, 2009
AHMEDABAD: A medical workshop on minimally invasive surgery for heart valve replacement was held at SAL Hospital on Saturday. ... Times of India

Deaths spur debate about drugs made in pharmacies   -  Aug 7, 2006
The Fredericksburg, Va., hospital shut down its cardiac surgery program the next ... The hospital later determined that at least 11 cardiac surgery patients ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Boston Scientific to explore sale of businesses - MarketWatch   -  Aug 16, 2007
It acquired the cardiac surgery unit in April 2006 as part of a deal to buy Guidant Corp. The facility is based in San Jose, Calif., and provides tools for ... MarketWatch

Children's in Peril: Cardiac surgery, cancer, trauma services in the ...   -  Dec 7, 2005
The Montreal Children's Hospital would be "destroyed" if the Quebec government forges ahead with plans to transfer its cardiac surgery, cancer and trauma ...

Not too old for a second chance   -  Oct 30, 2008
Yet he said many octogenarians are not referred by their doctors for an operation because they are considered too old for major cardiac surgery, ... Globe and Mail

Ethiopia: Medical Team Performing Successful Cardiac Surgery   -  Jun 2, 2006
Addis Ababa — The 61-man team that came to Ethiopia under the coordination of the Association of Ethiopian Medical Professionals in North America has ...

ATS Medical Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2009 Results   -  Jan 11, 2010
ATS Medical serves the cardiac surgery community by focusing on two distinct ... Continuing ATS Medical's focus on serving the cardiac surgery community are ... Wall Street Journal

… EuroSCORE accurately predict long-term outcome after cardiac...   -  Aug 12, 2005
...(2005) Predictive value of EuroSCORE on long term outcome in cardiac surgery patients: a single institution study. Heart 91: 779–784 PubMed ...

Zahir Rashid, MD: What's next for thoracic & cardiovascular surgery?   -  Feb 11, 2009
Cardiac surgery continues to advance at a rapid pace with new technology, procedures, ... Among the trends emerging in cardiac surgery that will become best ...

Rae upbeat about heart surgery   -  Aug 16, 2007 emergency situation, once the aneurysm is ruptured or torn," said Dr. Kevin Teoh, head of cardiac surgery at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre. ... Pay-Per-View - Toronto Star - ProQuest Archiver

Statins Help Prevent Delirium After Heart Surgery   -  Dec 25, 2008
26 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins before cardiac surgery may lower their chances of having postoperative ... Forbes

Two-year-old undergoes rare heart surgery   -  Sep 1, 2006
All disciplines of paediatric cardiology and paediatric cardiac surgery will be discussed on a weekly basis," said Vishal Bali, CEO,Wockhardt Hospitals. ... Times of India

Cardiac surgery on closed circuit TV for school kids   -  Jul 14, 2005
NEW DELHI, India, July 14 -- A LIVE demonstration of open-heart surgery through close circuit camera was held for school children at the Choithram Hospital ... Pay-Per-View - Hindustan Times - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Anesthesia-risk studies raise long-term concern; Effects of heavy...   -  Jul 8, 2005
The patients in the Duke study underwent major, non-cardiac surgery with general anesthesia. Again, deaths in the first year after surgery were primarily ... Pay-Per-View - Toronto Star - ProQuest Archiver

ATS Medical Announces CE Mark Approval for the ATS 3f Enable …   -  Dec 7, 2009
ATS Medical serves the cardiac surgery community by focusing on two distinct ... Continuing ATS Medical's focus on serving the cardiac surgery community are ... Wall Street Journal

Is Heart Surgery Worth It?   -  Jul 18, 2005
And nowhere are the financial and health stakes higher than in the area of cardiac surgery. US patients and insurers will spend $3.4 billion this year on ... BusinessWeek

Gazan baby's life saved by Wolfson heart surgery   -  Jan 5, 2009
He joined Wolfson's staff and served as the deputy chief of cardiovascular surgery and head of pediatric cardiac surgery. In 1988, while serving in the US ... Jerusalem Post

Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients   -  May 23, 2008
..."Cardiac surgery is one of the most extreme situations a patient can face ... Only about 2 percent of cardiac surgery patients suffer life-threatening lung ... Washington Post

HYDERABAD: Cardiac surgery unit at LUMHS gets surgeon   -  Nov 28, 2008
By Our Staff Correspondent. HYDERABAD, Nov 27: The cardiac surgery unit at Liaquat University Hospital is now completed with the appointment of Prof ...

400 children forced to wait for heart surgery   -  Aug 26, 2008
More than 400 children are on waiting lists for cardiac surgery in Victoria, with one angry mum saying ... Last Friday, all cardiac surgery was called off. ...

Cardiac surgery: 30-plus-day wait   -  Jul 8, 2008
A DROMANA grandfather has waited in pain for more than four weeks for urgent heart surgery because of a shortage of intensive care beds and services in ... The Age

Statins May Decrease Incidence Of Delirium After Cardiac Surgery   -  Dec 26, 2008
A study featured in the January 2009 issue of Anesthesiology offers some of the first evidence that the use of cholesterol-lowering statins before cardiac ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Statins Help Prevent Delirium After Heart Surgery   -  Dec 22, 2008
26 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins before cardiac surgery may lower their chances of having postoperative ... ABC News

For 100 Iraqi Doctors, a Return to Normal   -  Apr 30, 2008
The entrance to the Ibn al-Bitar Hospital for Cardiac Surgery in Baghdad, where specialists began a conference on Tuesday. ... New York Times

Deaths in NJ after bypass surgery drops   -  May 30, 2007
She said the hospital did a thorough review of its cardiac surgery program in 2005 and made changes the next year, including bringing in a new chief of ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Government cardiac surgery plan welcomed   -  Jul 6, 2009
An audit done in May found 141 patients had been waiting longer than the recommended time of three months for their operation. ... TVNZ

ATS Medical to Participate in the 28th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare …   -  Jan 5, 2010
ATS Medical serves the cardiac surgery community by focusing on two distinct ... Continuing ATS Medical's focus on serving the cardiac surgery community are ... Wall Street Journal

Six Iraqi children to undergo surgery today   -  Jan 9, 2005
She is one of the six Iraqi children who arrived in Bangalore on Saturday morning to undergo cardiac surgery at Manipal Heart Foundation. ... The Hindu

Future of heart surgery program at Landmark hospital questioned   -  Mar 8, 2008
He said he wanted to evaluate the cardiac surgery at Landmark and start weighing ... When Landmark proposed its cardiac surgery program in the late 1990s, ... Providence Journal

Pa. heart-surgery report finds improvements   -  Aug 6, 2009
..."Due to Brandywine Hospital's low volumes in cardiac surgery during 2007, the percentages reported are greatly impacted by a very low number of inpatient ... Philadelphia Inquirer

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