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- Ottawa researchers enter home stretch in race to produce artificial heart. Gray, Charlotte // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;02/15/97, Vol. 156 Issue 4, p553
Focuses on the involvement of Ottawa-based team in the competition of producing artificial heart headed by Dr. Tofy Mussivand. Advantage of artificial heart over heart transplant; Competitors; Details of Ottawa's innovation; Potential market for artificial heart; Unveiling of a prototype...
- Banking on an artificial heart. Cohen, Lynne // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 2, p128
Reports on the product and administrative status of WorldHeart Corporation in Canada. How the HeartSaver Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) is an implantable artificial heart; The innovative features of the device; The obstacles the company must overcome.
- The artificial heart is very dangerous. // Discover;Jun86, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p38
Famed surgeon, Norman Shumway, decries mechanical hearts and those who profit from them, while extolling transplants which he has made routine. INSET: Who may have a transplant.;The average costs of a heart....
- Artificial hearts before transplantation. // New England Journal of Medicine;1/15/87, Vol. 316 Issue 3, p130
Six moribund patients were implanted with the Jarvik-7 total artificial heart in an attempt to test its potential as a bridge from certain death to cardiac transplantation. The results indicate that in properly selected cases, patients can benefit from this mechanical support device.
- Winston's wireless heart. Stover, Dawn; Yeaple, Judith Anne // Popular Science;Nov92, Vol. 241 Issue 5, p30
Reports that artificial-heart technology took a big stride forward when researchers at Pennsylvania State University revealed photos of Winston, a five-month-old calf with a wireless artificial heart. Recent advances in artificial heart mechanisms; Danger of infection; Future clinical trials of...
- Artificial heart implantation. // Newsweek;12/10/1984, Vol. 104 Issue 23, p74
While authorities in the field of medical ethics weighed Schroeder's `quality of life' the patient himself, irrelevantly glad to be alive, was toasting his recovery with a can of beer.
- Schroeder's sudden setback. // Newsweek;12/24/1984, Vol. 104 Issue 25, p34
Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder seemed to be thriving on all the hoopla, but only hours later the feisty patient suffered an ominous setback. He had a stroke, probably caused by a blood clot that formed in the artificial heart and traveled to his brain. Because of Schroeder's...
- Artificial heart competition. // Newsweek;3/4/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p73
Although the technology is still in its infancy, competition is fierce in the battle of the bionic hearts, a struggle that would earn the winner medical glory and a market estimated in the billions. The Jarvik-7 has gotten the most attention, but more than a dozen med-tech firms are rushing to...
- Artificial heart, Act III. // Newsweek;3/4/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p72
In Louisville, Murray Haydon, a retired autoworker, became the third recipient of an artificial heart. The second, William Schroeder, may be almost ready to leave the hospital. Still, Hayd on was the healthiest of anyone to get the Jarvik-7 mechanical heart so far. Haydon's relatively stable...