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FDA approves Heart Mate II – Blood Pump for the Heart for Patients With Advanced Heart Problems by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 27 Jan 2010 11:46pm A new smaller version of the Heart Mate has been approved by the FDA.  I had a related post back in 2008 about how the device from Thoratec was responsible for extending the life of a man who needed both kidney and heart transplants.   If you read through you can see where mechanical improvements were also made with the new model.  The device i ... Read on »
Chronicles of the Heart, Part 27… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Jan 2012 2:37pm Just finished a letter to my new cardio consultant, partly because with 20-20 hindsight, my heart problems may well go back to the seventies, and partly because my GPs since 1984 have been fuckwits, as you’ll see, and I have no confidence that their records will reflect anything even approximating the truth. As, of course, I already know my hos ... Read on »
Left-Ventricular Assist System Continues To Grow by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Sun 15 Aug 2010 4:10am More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global population, heart failure is the number one reason for hospitalization. The most severely ill patients need heart transplants in order to recover. More than 8,000 people worldwi ... Read on »
Dick Cheney Gets State-Of-The-Art Heart Device by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Sat 17 Jul 2010 7:10pm Former Vice President Dick Cheney has lived with heart disease for 32 years. After 5 heart attacks, bypass surgery, stents, implantation of an ICD and cardioversion, Cheney is probably one of the most well-known heart disease patients in recent years.  Somehow he has survived through more heart injury than most people ever experience in ... Read on »
UK's Heart Experts - a personal approach to treating heart conditions - Dr Julian Collinson by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 2:20pm Dr Julian Collinson, Consultant Cardiologist, describes how replacement valves are increasingly inserted via the 'percutaneousUsually related to medical procedures; entering the body through the skin.' route. Cardiologists have taken on more procedures - angioplastyThe mechani ... Read on »
More Signs That Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Heart by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 5:44pm I wrote on Monday about a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) annual meeting in San Francisco. In that research study, a graduate student from Sweden found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had nearly twice the risk of heart attack and death from heart attack of those without RA. Another research st ... Read on »
I want to live longer than you ... by Angus Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:35am ... I don't know how. Fuck off Rob ... you got me onto this, and, yes, we need to go there. Long term side effects It seems that most of the long-term side effects are related to radiotherapy, particularly cranial, and bone marrow/stem sell transplants. We haven’t been there (and hopefully won’t) so I won’t talk about it. But if you want ... Read on »
Chronicles of the Heart, Part 26… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Jan 2012 12:32pm Right, having spent the afternoon at Arrow Park Hospital’s cardiology dept, the result is that I do, incontrovertibly, have heart failure. But there’s a mystery – it’s not the normal heart failure associated with aortic valve calcification. Yes, for once I got a good doctor, one prepared to listen – which always makes a change. A nice guy, ... Read on »
Weight-Loss Surgery May 'Remodel' Heart by HealthFinder Posted Thu 03 Feb 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Structural changes signal a less stressed, more normal heart muscle, but more research needed, experts say. By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Eisenmenger Syndrome by Colleen Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011 11:06pm I know I have mentioned that I have Eisenmenger syndrome. Tonight I found a great link describing exactly what it is! I hope you're able to spend a few minutes reading it! If you don't want to click on the link, the info is copied below Eisenmenger Syndrome What is Ei ... Read on »