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july links Mariell Jessup, MD
Penn Medicine Cardiologist Named President-Elect of the American Heart Association
26 June, 2012, Penn Medicine News

"My involvement with the American Heart Association has spanned more than 20 years and I am honored to be so engaged with the nation's leading health organization dedicated to the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke," said Dr. Jessup, who is also a member of the Penn Medicine Cardiovascular Institute. Read more...


july links Raymond L. Benza, MD
AGH Cardiologist Named Physician of the Year by Pulmonary Hypertension Association
21 June, 2012, Allegheny General Hospital News
22 June, 2012, digitaljournal.com

Considered one of the country's foremost experts on pulmonary vascular diseases and cardiac transplantation, Dr. Benza has played a major role over the past two decades in advancing the study and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, a progressive and often fatal cardiovascular disease. Dr. Benza accepted his award at the annual PHA scientific meeting in Orlando on June 24, 2012. Read more...

AGH Pulmonary Hypertension Researchers Tap Unique Gathering of Patients in Orlando to Advance Understanding, Treatment of Deadly Lung Disease
25 June, 2012, Allegheny General Hospital News

For physicians and medical researchers who specialize in rare diseases, a significant challenge to conducting effective basic and clinical research that may offer the hope of improved treatment, if not a cure, is often finding enough patients to participate in studies. Read more...


july links Nicholas Cavarocchi, MD
Monitoring Complete Cardiac Function at the Bedside
25 June, 2012, Jefferson University Hospital News

Cardiac function and fluid volume status are essential components in the care and management of critically ill patients. A new device is allowing surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to monitor patients' complete cardiac function at the bedside for the first time. Read more...


july links David P. Jenkins, FRCS
Milestone for Heart Centre
21 June, 2012, Papworth Hospital NHS News

Doctors at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge have announced that they have undertaken a record number of the highly complex Pulmonary Endarterectomy (PEA) operations. Read more...


july links Luca A. Vricella, MD
Baby's Heart Surgery Becomes Part of Hopkins History
15 June, 2012: Cardiovascular Report, Summer 2012, The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

The first surgery to take place in Johns Hopkins Hospital's brand new, dedicated pediatric cardiac surgery operating room. Read more...


july links july links july links David Rosenthal, MD
Olaf Reinhartz, MD
Daniel Bernstein, MD

Three Heart Transplants in about 72 Hours at Packard Children's
11 June, 2012: Stanford School of Medicine News

In an extremely rare series of transplants spanning about 72 hours, three young adults received new hearts at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, including an extraordinarily uncommon double-organ heart and liver transplant. Read more...


july links Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD
Lung Transplant Trial Could Save Lives
30 May, 2012: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust News

A pioneering technique which breathes new life into previously unusable donor lungs could save the lives of many patients on the lung transplant waiting list. Read more...


july links july links Margarita T. Camacho, MD and Mark Zucker, MD
Region's First Successful "Beating" Donor Heart Transport Performed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
22 May, 2012: Barnabas Health News

The Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ, performed the region's first successful heart transplant with a donor heart that was transported in a warm and beating state. Read more...


july links John Wallwork, FRCS
Professor John Wallwork receives CBE
17 May, 2012: Papworth Hospital NHS News

Pioneering transplant surgeon, Professor John Wallwork, who was recognised in Her Majesty The Queen's New Year Honours List attended the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 15 May 2012, where he was presented with his CBE by HRH The Prince of Wales. Read more...


july links Robert E. Michler, MD
New Heath Rules: The Latest Medical and Health Wisdom
April 2012: Delta Sky Magazine

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care, discusses lifestyle changes to avoid heart disease and the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery in preventing the recurrence of coronary artery disease. Read more...


july links Rene J. Alvarez Jr., MD
Temple welcomes Rene J. Alvarez Jr., MD, Vice Chief of Cardiology, Medical Director of the Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program
April 2012: Temple Health News

Rene J. Alvarez Jr., MD, has joined Temple University Hospital as Vice Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program and Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Minority Faculty at Temple University School of Medicine, effective April 1, 2012. Read more...


july links Daniel Goldstein, MD
Is 70 the New 60 for Heart Transplants?
27 March, 2012: Associated Press

Daniel Goldstein, MD, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care, is interviewed and filmed performing a heart transplant on a 71-year old patient. Watch video...