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todd massey H Todd Massey, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA

URMC Transplant Surgeons Give Horseheads Man New Heart
July 23, 2012, URMC News

Retired Elmira school bus driver Wayne Hart recently returned to his Horseheads home after receiving a life-saving heart transplant at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Transplant surgeon H. Todd Massey, MD, performed the five-hour surgery on June 19. Read more...

donald jansen Donald E Jansen, MD
St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta Heart Transplant Recipient 'Very Exceptional'
July 20, 2012,

Jeff Wierenga, 55, is one of the longest-living heart transplant patients in the U.S. "Jeff is a very rare individual," said Dr. Donald Jansen, who has cared for Wierenga for 15 years as director of the heart transplant program at St. Joseph's Hospital. Read more...

francis fynn-thompson Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1 Family, 5 Heart Transplants
July 19, 2012, ABC News, Medical Unit

Longer survival on the waiting list and a better prognosis post-transplant are some reasons why many children can expect to be treated successfully, according to Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson, surgical director of the heart transplant program at Boston Children's Hospital (who is not affiliated in the family's care). Read more...

hartmuth bittner and andres palaez Hartmuth Bittner, MD and Andres Palaez, MD
Florida Hospital Transplant Center, Orlando, Florida, USA

Florida Hospital Establishes Only Lung Transplant Program in Central Florida
July 16, 2012, Florida Hospital Media Relations

The addition of two world class physicians to the Florida Hospital team and the listing of the first patient to the lung transplant waiting list signals the first lung transplant in Central Florida is rapidly approaching. Read more...

charles canter Charles E Canter, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients May Benefit From Noninvasive Imaging Technique
July 16, 2012, Medical News Today

Cardiologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a noninvasive imaging technique that may help determine whether children who have had heart transplants are showing early signs of rejection. The technique could reduce the need for these patients to undergo invasive imaging tests every one to two years. The new method is described online in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Read more...

arman kilic Arman Kilic, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Important Heart Transplant News From Johns Hopkins University
July 15, 2012, My Heart Transplant

According to a March 2, 2012 report from Johns Hopkins University, persons receiving a heart transplant before age 55 and from a center that performs at least 9 heart transplants per year are more likely to survive 10 years after the transplant. Dr. Arman Kilic, a surgical resident at Johns Hopkins, led the study. Read more...

richard kirk Richard Kirk, MA FRCP FRCPCH
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

Freeman Hospital to Continue Performing Child Heart Surgeries
July 04, 2012, BBC News

The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle was one of six hospitals in England under threat after an NHS review claimed expertise was being spread too thinly. Read more...

frank d'ovidio Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Breathing New Life Into Lung Transplants
July 04, 2012,

We breathe 17,000 times a day, but for more than 1,600 people waiting for a lung transplant, each breath is a struggle. Now, there's new hope for patients waiting to inhale easier. "The ex-vivo is an opportunity to test lungs we would be turning down otherwise," Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD, an associate surgical director of the lung transplant program director of the ex vivo lung perfusion program at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, said. Read more...

william stansfield William E Stansfield, MD
University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Stansfield joins UNC Cardiothoracic Surgery
July 01, 2012, UNC School of Medicine

William E. Stansfield, MD, joined the UNC faculty on July 1st as assistant professor of surgery in the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stansfield, who specializes in heart surgery for adults, practices as a cardiothoracic surgeon at UNC Hospitals. Read more...

abbas ardehali mario deng Abbas Ardehali, MD and Mario C Deng, MD
UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

2,000 Transplants And Counting: UCLA's Heart Transplant Program Reaches Major Milestone
June 28, 2012, PR Newswire

The UCLA Heart Transplant Program performed its 2,000th heart transplant surgery earlier in Jun 2012, becoming the first program in the western United States and only the second in the world to achieve this remarkable milestone. Read more...

roland hetzer Prof Roland Hetzer, MD, PhD
German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany

Fastest CT Scanner in the World – and the Lowest Radiation Levels
May 2012, DHZB News

The CT scanner "Somatom Definition Flash" scans extremely rapidly, with a rate of 43 cm per second, which means that even with a very large patient full-body images may be acquired in less than 5 seconds. The heart can also be imaged in its entirety in a quarter of a second by two X-ray tubes that rotate around the body. Read more...

roland hetzer Marie M Budev, DO, MPH
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

May 29, 2012:

Ashley Dias, 26, has cystic fibrosis and needs a lung transplant to survive. Ashley's doctor, Marie Budev, has 124 patients on the waiting list for a lung transplant. Dr. Budev desperately wants all of them to get transplants, but there aren't enough lungs to go around. Read more...