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  • surgery
  • He reportedly said he decided to specialise in heart surgery after an aunt died of heart disease in her early 20's. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a visiting professor to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Yacoub, Fabian Udekwu and others performed the first open heart surgery in Nigeria in 1974. (wikipedia.org)
  • Between August and October 1988 Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou was hospitalized at Harefield, which he entered at a very critical condition, and Yacoub performed an open heart triple bypass surgery on the Prime Minister, saving his life. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Dodrill-GMR heart machine, considered to be the first operational mechanical heart, was successfully used while performing heart surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • A heart-lung machine was first used in 1953 during a successful open heart surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • systolic
  • Also, damage to the cytoskeletal framework of the heart causes the heart to enlarge, stretch or alter in shape, also decreasing the heart's systolic function or output. (wikipedia.org)
  • artificial heart
  • The primary focus in this field was to develop a total artificial heart (TAH), but this has had limited success and, as a result, shifted attention to ventricular assist devices. (hindawi.com)
  • This acquisition gave Thoratec dominance in the artificial heart market, and the company also shortened its name from Thoratec Laboratories Corporation to Thoratec Corporation. (wikipedia.org)
  • An artificial heart is a device that replaces the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although other similar inventions preceded it from the late 1940s, the first artificial heart to be successfully implanted in a human was the Jarvik-7 in 1982, designed by a team including Willem Johan Kolff and Robert Jarvik. (wikipedia.org)
  • An artificial heart is distinct from a ventricular assist device (VAD) designed to support a failing heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first artificial heart was made by the Soviet scientist Vladimir Demikhov in 1937. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1949, a precursor to the modern artificial heart pump was built by doctors William Sewell and William Glenn of the Yale School of Medicine using an Erector Set, assorted odds and ends, and dime-store toys. (wikipedia.org)
  • Paul Winchell invented an artificial heart with the assistance of Henry Heimlich (the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver) and held the first patent for such a device. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is some debate as to how much of Winchell's design Robert Jarvik used in creating Jarvik's artificial heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • On December 12, 1957, Willem Johan Kolff, the world's most prolific inventor of artificial organs, implanted an artificial heart into a dog at Cleveland Clinic. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1964, the National Institutes of Health started the Artificial Heart Program, with the goal of putting a man-made heart into a human by the end of the decade. (wikipedia.org)
  • The purpose of the program was to develop an implantable artificial heart, including the power source, to replace a failing heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myocardium
  • Autologous Myoblast Transplantation for the Treatment of Infarcted Myocardium - A Pilot Study (Multicenter, FDA Clinical Trial, Diacrin, Inc. (montefiore.org)
  • This is done by infiltrating and replacing the myocardium and protruding into the cavity of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • The wall of the heart is made up of three layers: epicardium, myocardium, and endocardium. (wikipedia.org)
  • predictive
  • Educational level and higher levels of social and economic satisfaction were predictive of improved survival. (ovid.com)
  • We now test the predictive power of blood levels of troponin T (TNT) measured by the new hsTNT assay (Roche Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany) early after heart transplantation. (ovid.com)