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Medtronic valve for congenital heart defects works well a year later - study | Reuters

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - A non-surgically implanted heart valve meant to delay open heart surgery in children with congenital heart defects worked well for all but a few patients during a year of follow-up observation, in line with favorable results seen in original clinical trials of the …

Fiona Coote celebrates life 30 years since her first heart transplant

The hospital's transplant unit has performed more than 870 heart, 763 lung and 84 combined heart-lung transplants over the past 30 years.<p>Ms Coote, …

Next Generation Membrane Pacemakers Wrap the Heart Like an Electronic Glove

This heart is wrapped in a special electronic membrane that keeps it beating at the perfect rate. Researchers from the University of Illinois at …

Here’s How You Can Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone

Soap operas down the road better find a new medical cliche, because the days of Dr. McDreamy commanding a resident to bust out the paddles on someone’s chest to bring them back from the light are just about over. There will someday be an app that can help get the job done. Much less …

Researchers In Kentucky Are Trying To 3D Print A Working Human Heart Out Of Fat Cells

Doctors and researchers at the University of Louisville are working on 3D printing a functioning human heart out of a patient's own fat cells, reports the AP.<p>That might sound like a complex and intractable approach, but Dr. Stuart Williams of the university's "Bioficial Heart Program" says it's …