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links image Edward Cantu, III, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Procedure helps those on lung transplant list
6 Dec, 2012, ABC Action News

A promising new procedure is helping more people with lung disease get a second chance at life. About 20% of people who need a lung transplant sadly die while waiting for a donor. This is because there aren't enough donors and the lungs are so sensitive when a donor dies. Transplant surgeon Dr. Edward Cantu says they're using a new technique called Ex Vivo lung perfusion. Read more...

links image Lee R Goldberg, MD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Penn Medicine Performs 1000th Heart Transplant
5 Dec, 2012, Penn News

Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the program, Penn Medicine physicians have completed their 1000th lifesaving heart transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). The 1000th patient was transplanted on Sunday, December 2, 2012 and is doing well. Read more...

links imagelinks image Scott D Lick, MD and Vincent G Valentine, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

Texas Monthly names UTMB 'Super Docs'
5 Dec, 2012, UTMB News

In a survey of Texas medical professionals, 32 doctors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have been named Texas Super Doctors. The doctors were selected by Key Professional Media Inc. and the publishers of Texas Monthly. More than 40,000 medical professionals were asked to nominate one or more doctors in specific medical specialties based on one question: "If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?" The findings are published in the December 2012 issue of Texas Monthly. Read more...

links image Peter Ruygrok, MD
Auckland Heart Group, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

25 years of heart transplants in NZ
2 Dec, 2012, NZ News

It's 25 years today since the first heart transplant was carried out in New Zealand. But a leading cardiologist says New Zealand's poor donor rates mean people are dying while they're waiting for a transplant. He says it's time Kiwis made organ donation a topic of discussion around the dinner table so others can be given a second chance at life. Read more...