Tuesday, April 11, 2017

From heart failure to health: Pump shown to restore organ to fitness

medicalxpress.com ^ 

As we face a shortage of donated hearts for transplant, the study authors are calling for the devices to be considered as a tool which can allow patients to restore their health.

The research examined the effect of mechanical heart pumps, known as left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).

The devices are used to support patients with severe heart failure while they wait for a heart transplant.

Surgeons implant the battery operated, mechanical pump which helps the main pumping chamber of the heart- the left ventricle - - to push blood around the body. Fitted at the six specialist NHS centres across the UK, LVADs are used for patients who have reached the end stage of heart failure.
Publishing today in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, the team report that LVAD combined with medication can fully restore heart function in patients.
Dr Djordje Jakovljevic, Senior Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Ageing and Heart Failure within the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University, is lead author on the paper.
He said: "We talk about these devices as a bridge-to-transplant, something which can keep a patient alive until a heart is available for transplantation.
"However, we knew that sometimes patients recover to such an extent that they no longer need a heart transplant.
"For the first time, what we have shown is that heart function is restored in some patients - to the extent that they are just like someone healthy who has never had heart disease. In effect, these devices can be a bridge to full recovery in some patients."
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Doctor dragged off flight was convicted of trading drugs for sex (Plot Thickens)

NY Post ^ | April 11, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci 

The United Airlines passenger who was hauled off an overbooked plane is a poker-playing doctor from Kentucky with a sordid past.

Dr. David Dao, 69, who was captured in a now-viral video being forcibly dragged off the Louisville-bound flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Sunday, was working as a doctor specializing in pulmonary disease in Elizabethtown when he was convicted of trading prescription drugs for sex favors.

According to documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Dao was arrested in 2003 on the drug-related offenses following an undercover investigation.
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Top Obama administration officials admit deal to remove chemical weapons from Syria failed!

Business Insider ^ | 4/10/17 | Alex Lockie 

“Either he didn’t declare all his C.W. [chemical weapons] and kept some hidden in reserve, or he illegally produced some sarin after his stock was eliminated — most likely the former.”
Obama's deal relied on the Russians to carry out inspections and remove Assad's chemical weapons in 2013, before Russian troops and warplanes officially entered the conflict in October 2015.
“For me, this tragedy underscores the dangers of trying to do deals with dictators without a comprehensive, invasive and permanent inspection regime,” Michael McFaul, Obama’s ambassador to Russia told The Times. “It also shows the limits of doing deals with Putin. Surely, the Russians must have known about these C.W.”
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Not reported, but AMAZING. Congress starts to drain the swamp!

YouTube ^ | 11APR17 | VANNROX 

I was not aware of all of this. While I have searched and monitored FR, Drudge, Fox, and other Conservative media and social media outlets, no one is discussing this. What is going on is that Trey Goudy and other members or Congress are getting into the Hillary Clinton corruption, the outrageous spending of the GSA, the corruption at the Secret Service, and so many issues related to just crazy crime and corruption in Washington DC.

I just started to look over the videos and it is amazing. Just amazing.
Start here: "Americans eat generic cereal while you eat a $44 breakfast that they paid for" Trey Gowdy's Furious https://youtu.be/PYhGE5axf2Q
Then go check out; "You Spent $75,000 On 25 Bicycles" Jason Chaffetz Goes Berserk On GSA Officials


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