The Pig Heart Transplant Surgeon on What He Learned The Pig Heart Transplant Surgeon on What He Learned
Ileana Pi ña speaks with Bart Griffith about the first porcine-to-human cardiac xenotransplantation and where the field is on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Teen who collapsed during football game heroically wins gold medal after heart transplant
A TEENAGER who was fighting for life after collapsing while playing football has won a gold medal in the sport - just three years after having her heart transplant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pig to human heart transplants are the future. Are we ready for it?
Xenotransplantation promises to solve organ shortage and to reshape how we think about human longevity, but it also raises a host of questionsShards of electricity burned through Mr P ’s flesh. Layers upon layers of subcutaneous fat unraveled, filling the operating room with a pungent, metallic odor, like singed hair at the neighborhood barbecue. Within a few minutes, the pearly white bone of the sternum stuck out before a vein split open, filling the operative field with blood .Zap! Maroon juice turned into a crackly black mass.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Simar Bajaj Tags: Science Animal welfare Animals Organ donation Health Source Type: news

News at a glance: AI reveals protein structures, racism ’s impact on memory, and rising tiger numbers
INFECTIOUS DISEASE Progress toward ending AIDS has stalled The world’s response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic is faltering badly in the face of declines in spending and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an annual update from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released last week. In a campaign announced in 2015 to “end AIDS as a public health threat” by 2030, UNAIDS set targets for 2025 that the new report finds are far from being met. Last year, 1.5 million people became infected with HIV, 1 million more than the 2025 target. Of the 38.4 million people living with the virus in...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

70 deaths, many wasted organs are blamed on transplant system errors
The errors included failures to identify disease in donor kidneys, hearts and livers, as well as mix-ups in matching blood types and delays in blood and urine tests that were not completed before transplant surgeries occurred. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Reviving Cells in Dead Pigs ’ Organs
Researchers who previously revived some brain cells in dead pigs succeeded in repeating the process in more organs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Pigs Death and Dying Ethics and Official Misconduct Brain Heart Transplants Research Nature (Journal) your-feed-science your-feed-animals your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Restoration of pig organs after heart stopped raises hopes for transplants
Findings point to improvements in organ transplants and raise questions over nature of deathOnce the heart stops pumping blood, death quickly follows. Or does it?Scientists have developed a way to restore function in pig organs an hour after their hearts have stopped beating, raising fresh questions about the nature of death and pointing to ways to improve organ transplantation rates.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Organ donation Health World news Biology Society Source Type: news

Cleerly raises additional funds to close funding round
Artificial intelligence software developer Cleerly has raised additional funds...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cleerly closes financing round with $192M Cleerly launches updated heart disease software Canon to partner with Cleerly on cardiac CT technology (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - August 2, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute celebrates 700th heart transplant milestone
After more than 35 years since its first life-saving heart transplant, Atrium Health Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute has performed more than 700 heart transplants for patients from around the world. Learn more about heart care at Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute. (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

NYC Doctors perform first ever heart transplant from an HIV-positive donor
The first ever HIV-positive heart transplant was performed in the Bronx, New York, during spring. The unnamed patient is in her 60s and also received a new kidney from the same donor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.K. charity gives $36 million boost to gene editing for inherited heart diseases
When a high school athlete dies from a heart attack or a young woman needs a heart transplant, it is often because they inherited a DNA mutation that causes heart muscle disease. Today, in the biggest research grant ever from the research charity, the British Heart Foundation announced an award of £30 million ($36 million) over 5 years to an international team to develop gene-editing treatments for these deadly diseases. Called CureHeart , the project bested three others shortlisted by the Big Beat Challenge, a competition launched in 2019 to fund transformative heart disease research. Advances in gene edi...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 28, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

World's First HIV+ to HIV+ Heart Transplant Performed World's First HIV+ to HIV+ Heart Transplant Performed
The option to transplant a heart from an HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient became possible 9 years ago with the HOPE Act. Now the first such transplant has been completed at Montefiore.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV+ Heart Transplant; Small Watchman Leaks Risky; Breakthrough COVID and High BP
(MedPage Today) -- The first heart transplant has been performed where both recipient and donor were HIV-positive, Montefiore Health System says. Experiments show that cellular rejection after heart transplantation can be attributed to donor macrophages... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 26, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pig Heart Transplants and the Ethical Challenges That Lie Ahead Pig Heart Transplants and the Ethical Challenges That Lie Ahead
Being maintained in a brain-dead state artificially is part of xenotransplantation research, but experts debate the question: For how long and with what safeguards in place?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What to Know About High Cholesterol in Kids
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but it’s not something we usually associate with kids. In many cases, however, the seeds of heart attacks and strokes may be sown in childhood. That’s because high or abnormal cholesterol levels, which are a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, are not uncommon in kids. “People may feel that cholesterol is mostly an adult issue, which is not correct,” says Dr. Nivedita Patni, a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Health in Dallas and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. About 1 in 5 child...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news