Navigation Links
Meet Ms. Joe Ann Bivins, The World's Longest-Supported Recipient Of A Single Heart Assist Device
Date:3/19/2013

PLEASANTON, Calif. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support (MCS) therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, and the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, a leader in cardiac care, today announced a major milestone in the treatment of heart failure.  Joe Ann Bivins , 68, of Detroit, Michigan, has been supported for the longest reported period of time on a single heart assist device.  The device, the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), supplements her heart's pumping function and allows her to live her life virtually free from the symptoms of heart failure. 

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/SF79560)

Joe Ann was implanted in July 2005 at the University of Michigan, early in the HeartMate II pivotal clinical trial.  Now at nearly eight years of support, Joe Ann exemplifies the life-improving benefits of LVAD therapy for heart failure.

According to the American Heart Association, there are approximately 5.8 million individuals living with chronic heart failure in the United States, many of whom may face a similar decision to the one made by Joe Ann almost eight years ago.  Joe Ann's heart had become too weak to adequately pump blood, leaving her tired and weak.  Francis D. Pagani , M.D., Ph.D., Surgical Director of the Adult Heart Transplant Program and Director of the Center for Circulatory Support, told '/>"/>

SOURCE Thoratec Corporation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine technology :

1. Medicare Recipients Will Suffer from Alarming New Changes by the CMS, Says MetroStar Home Health COO Isaac Newman
2. Study Results of Artificial Disc Recipients Show Significant Improvement Compared to Pre-Surgery Condition
3. Vibrant Research Founder Dr. Pratheev Sreetharan Recipient of the TR35 Award from Technology Review Magazine
4. invendo medical Announces US Market Entry Following Special 510(k) Clearance By FDA For Computer-Assisted Single-Use Colonoscopy System
5. NxStage Announces CE Mark Approval, First Clinical Use of its Single Needle for Dialysis Patients
6. Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Completion of Phase I Single Rising Dose Trial of First-in-Class Selective Phosphodiesterase 1 (PDE1) Inhibitor and Reports Top-line Safety and Pharmacokinetic Findings
7. Coloplast Launches the Innovative Altis Single Incision Sling System
8. MedPlast and UPG Enhance Single-Source Supplier Capabilities with Newly Streamlined Alignment
9. St. Josephs Hospital Expands Advanced Center for Robotic Surgery in Tampa, Adds Single Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal
10. Daiichi Sankyo Completes Enrolment in Hokusai - VTE, investigating once-daily Edoxaban in the Largest Single Phase 3 Study for the Treatment and Prevention of Recurrence of VTE
11. Single-Port Kidney Removal Through The Belly Button Boosts Living-Donor Satisfaction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced that it will ... Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, after the close of the U.S. financial ... the investment community at 2 p.m. PT. Participating in the call ... chief executive officer, and other members of Amgen,s senior management team. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a clinical ... today a new textbook,  Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, ... leading global scientific publisher. The textbook is ... use in early phase clinical studies of new drugs ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Infectious Disease Diagnostics Market by Product, Application, ... report to their offering. , The infectious ... of 7.9% to reach $18,156.2 million by 2019 from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 3Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is ... of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State’s College ... the 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s ... on the contributions of volunteer experts to direct its ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release ... for kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes ... enjoyable games to help children of all ages living with cancer ... keep kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Blue Cross and Blue Shield ... exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” , ... to share their stories about how they or someone they ... others by living in the moment. By telling these types ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte ... multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of ... dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a case ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... American College of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine ... supplementation with L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce ... strenuous exercise. 1 , Participants in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 2Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 3Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 4Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3
... BOSTON, July 29 As we age, brown spots and ... for people with darker skin, changes in pigmentation can occur without ... Fortunately, dermatologists can help people with skin of color diagnose and ... American Academy of Dermatology,s Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist ...
... Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer ... in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Furthermore, ... led to worse survival. "There is currently no ... of the head and neck than whites, but this is ...
... , , , MIAMI ... port of Southampton, England, before an audience of press, travel agents, and ... - was officially named. , , After buglers ... piano rendition of the Beatles, classic "Here Comes the Sun," Richard D. ...
... , NEW YORK, July 29 ... healthcare IT and radiology products available through its website, ... The easy to use review platform allows MedicExchange registered ... products listed on the website,s product showcase, ...
... , NEW YORK, July 29 Market ... care products that enhance their well-being and natural beauty. ... Global Expo (www.hbaexpo.com), marketing and technical professionals will hear ... beauty foods, and novel ingredients that will generate creative ...
... Discovery could help in Alzheimer,s prevention efforts, researcher says, ... deposits in the brain play a role in disrupting ... symptoms of the memory impairment of Alzheimer,s disease, a ... clumps of amyloid protein, which damage neurons and are ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color 2Health News:Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color 3Health News:Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color 4Health News:Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color 5Health News:'Here Comes the Sun': Celebrity Equinox Named in Southampton 2Health News:'Here Comes the Sun': Celebrity Equinox Named in Southampton 3Health News:MedicExchange Launches Customer Review Platform for Healthcare IT and Radiology Products 2Health News:HBA X-Ceuticals Conference Explores The Emerging Market of Cosmeceuticals and Nutraceuticals 2Health News:HBA X-Ceuticals Conference Explores The Emerging Market of Cosmeceuticals and Nutraceuticals 3Health News:Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems 2
... Iso-C3D is based on SIREMOBIL Iso-C, the ... In the intra-operative 3D-Mode, the 3D-dataset is ... 190 orbital movement. This allows the surgeon ... precision during the procedure. This 3D capability ...
... Our perimeters are not restricted ... and limited applications. These are full ... are the only perimeters you'll ever ... patient care possible. They also ...
... Field Analyzer II-i series is a wheelchair ... patient's visual field. ,By using SITA, the ... reduced by up to 70%. ,A patented ... design to increase patient comfort while testing ...
... The Kowa AP-340 a new concept in: ... of ultimate simplicity. Quick, comfortable procedure that ... compact, unique design profile weighing just 35kg, ... integration of CRT display and instrumentation makes ...
Medicine Products: