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stuart russell Stuart Russell, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

The Johns Hopkins Cardiac Rehabilitation Program At Green Spring Station Achieves National Certification
August 30, 2012, JH News

The certification, which is for three years, followed an intensive process of collecting and analyzing data on a wide range of patient outcomes and demonstrating the program's adherence to the most current standards and guidelines. Read more...


abbas ardehalidavid ross Abbas Ardehali, MD and David J Ross, MD
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

UCLA transplant doctors honored for life-saving work
August 23, 2012, UCLA Health News

State Senator Runner, who suffers from limited scleroderma and underwent a successful double-lung transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in February, praises doctors' dedication. Read more...


christian bermudez Christian Bermudez, MD
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Clinical Milestone: Excellence, Strong Research Help UPMC Reach 3,000 Heart, Lung Transplants
August 15, 2012, UPMC News

This month, UPMC became only the second transplant center in the country to have performed 3,000 heart and lung transplants. The 3,000 include patients from 43 states and nine countries and sets UPMC apart as a leader not only in clinical excellence, but also in research. Read more...


richard shemin Richard J Shemin, MD
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

UCLA uses new device to replace aortic valve in patients who can't have open-heart surgery
August 15, 2012, UCLA Health News

UCLA has performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), using a new device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to replace an aortic valve in a patient who was not a candidate for open-heart surgery. Read more...


charles fraserCharles D Fraser, Jr, MD
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA

robert jaquissRobert D.B. Jaquiss, MD
Duke Children's Hospital &
Duke Univ School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina, USA

david rosenthalDavid N Rosenthal, MD
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital &
Stanford Univ School of Med
Stanford, California, USA

charles canterCharles E Canter, MD
St Louis Children's Hospital &
Washington Univ in St Louis
St Louis, Missouri, USA

david naftelDavid C Naftel, PhD
UAB School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

f bennett pearceF Bennett Pearce, MD
UAB School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

patricia massicottePatricia Massicotte
Stollery Children's Hospital &
Univ of Alberta School of Medicine
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

eric devaneyEric J Devaney, MD
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
(Formerly at CS Mott Children's Hospital &
Univ of Michigan Health System)

San Diego, California, USA

robert kroslowitzRobert M Kroslowitz, CCP
Berlin Heart Inc
The Woodlands, Texas, USA

christopher almondChristopher S D Almond, MD, MPH
Children's Hospital Boston &
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Unprecedented Study shows Berlin Heart device provides life-saving "bridge" for young children and babies
August 8, 2012, PR Newswire

A tiny heart pump that maintains blood flow in babies and small children with serious heart failure proved effective and life-saving in a pioneering study involving 17 institutions led by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A report on this study appears today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more...


spencer melby Spencer Melby, MD
UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

UAB adds unique life-saving treatment to heart-valve program
August 1, 2012, UAB News

Cardiothoracic surgeon Spencer Melby, MD, interventional cardiologist Seun Alli, M.D., interventional cardiologist Massoud Leesar, MD, and cardiothoracic surgeon James Davies, MD, are part of the interdisciplinary surgical team that performed Alabama's catheter-based aortic valve replacement using Edwards Lifesciences SAPIEN transcatheter heart-valve-replacement system on an 89-year-old man. Read more...