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nov links imagenov links image Bartley P Griffith, MD and Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD, USA

Record Number of UM Physicians Named Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctors"
26 Oct 2012, U Maryland SOM News

An all-time high 98 University of Maryland doctors, all members of the UM School of Medicine faculty, were recognized as "Top Doctors" in Baltimore Magazine's November issue. The results are based on a Baltimore Magazine survey of more than 10,000 randomly selected physicians in the Baltimore area, including Baltimore City and the surrounding seven counties, asking where they would send a member of their family in dozens of specialties. The University of Maryland Medical Center has more doctors on the list than any other hospital. Read more...

nov links image Charles E Canter, MD
Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, MO, USA

Canter named Tuttle and Hauck Professor
23 Oct 2012, Diane Duke Williams, news.wustl.edu

Charles E. Canter, MD, has been named the first Lois B. Tuttle and Jeanne B. Hauck Chair in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The endowed professorship, established by a gift to St. Louis Children's Hospital from the Lois B. Tuttle estate on behalf of Lois and her sister, Jeanne, will support research to improve the care of children with serious diseases. Read more...

nov links image Abbas Ardehali, MD
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA, USA

UCLA's Heart Transplant Program Ranked Among Nation's Best
22 Oct 2012, esciencenews.com

The heart transplant program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has again been recognized as one of highest ranking in the nation by an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more...

nov links image James D West, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA

Gene regulation found to play role in pulmonary hypertension
18 Oct 2012, Leigh MacMillan, news.vanderbilt.edu

Most families with inherited pulmonary arterial hypertension—high pressure in the blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs—have mutations in the gene BMPR2. But having a BMPR2 mutation doesn't guarantee that an individual will suffer from pulmonary hypertension; only about 20 percent of mutation carriers develop the fatal disease. Read more...

nov links image Steven A Webber, MBChB, MRCP
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN, USA

Webber Begins Tenure as Pediatrics Chair
16 Oct 2012, pediatrics.mc.vanderbilt.edu

After an extensive national search and well-coordinated transition, Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP, has started his leadership as the James C. Overall professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also serves as the pediatrician-in-chief at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

nov links image Richard E Chinnock, MD
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Loma Linda, CA, USA

Pediatric Heart Transplantation Technique
16 Oct 2012, emedicine.medscape.com

Attention to detail during the procurement of the donor organ and gentle handling of the donor organ are as important as the implantation of the organ. Anatomic considerations in heart transplantation are diverse and should be reviewed according to the particular condition present. Read more...

nov links image Lars H Lund, MD, PhD
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

More Heart Failure Patients Could Be Helped By Advanced Pacemaker
09 Oct 2012, medicalnewstoday.com

A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates that a change in the ECG wave called the QRS prolongation is associated with a higher rate of heart-failure mortality. According to the team that carried out the study, which is published in the scientific periodical The European Heart Journal, the discovery suggests that more heart-failure cases than the most serious could be helped by pacemakers. Read more...

nov links image Linda J Addonizio, MD
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY, USA

New Promise for Infant Heart Transplants
7 Aug 2012, Alexa Pozniak, abcnews.go.com

The numbers are heartbreaking: Every 90 minutes, one person in the United States dies while waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Among those on the transplant list are 2,200 children under 18, newborns and infants with heart disorders. They are often the extremely sick and have the smallest window of opportunity for survival, experts explain. And because of their small size, doctors often face difficulty in finding suitable hearts for them. Read more...