UCLA doctors remove man's heart, replace it with total artificial heart

  • metta

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    Dec 09, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    UCLA doctors remove man's heart, replace it with total artificial heart


    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/man-s-heart-removed-and-replaced-241430.aspx
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    Dec 09, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    As a child, I dreamed of getting my PhD and doing this surgery on someone. I guess in the future, I have more chances with better technology.
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    Dec 09, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    thomas14 saidAs a child, I dreamed of getting my PhD and doing this surgery on someone. I guess in the future, I have more chances with better technology.
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    well most PhDs don't do human surgery, that'd mostly be MD's. If PhDs could practice medicine and do operations, no one would be alive lol
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    Dec 09, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    and i have a friend who's an electrophysio cardiologist.. I wasn't ever able to sit in on a surgery, but i'd love to see it
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    Dec 09, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    Im just happy I got a human transplant....My cardiology team actually went over with me possibly having a artificial one...and there is alot that goes into it..
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    Dec 09, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    that there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist
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    Dec 09, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    zsocerstar saidthat there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist
    Yep, thanks! When I moved to Atlanta from Boston, I told my Cardiologist....you have literally held my heart in your hand...when I need check ups Im coming to see you and no one else...=D
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    zsocerstar saidthat there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist


    did you go to hollywood upstairs medical college too?
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    Dec 09, 2012 12:50 PM GMT
    That is pretty.. Erm sick I suppose.icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    calibro said
    zsocerstar saidthat there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist


    did you go to hollywood upstairs medical college too?


    sure did!! No.. i'm not in medical school, didn't want to be a physician
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    Dec 09, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    zsocerstar said
    calibro said
    zsocerstar saidthat there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist


    did you go to hollywood upstairs medical college too?


    sure did!! No.. i'm not in medical school, didn't want to be a physician


    i don't think you got the reference icon_sad.gif
  • DCEric

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    Dec 09, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Is buying a ticket to LA now:
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    Not sure how he is going to make it through security.
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    Dec 09, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    calibro said
    zsocerstar said
    calibro said
    zsocerstar saidthat there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist


    did you go to hollywood upstairs medical college too?


    sure did!! No.. i'm not in medical school, didn't want to be a physician


    i don't think you got the reference icon_sad.gif


    i do.. simpsons.. or at least thats where i know it from
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    Dec 09, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    zsocerstar said
    calibro said
    zsocerstar said
    calibro said
    zsocerstar saidthat there is. I'm having a physiology final on tuesday, its all about the heart. yay!

    glad to see you're doing well and got a good cardiologist


    did you go to hollywood upstairs medical college too?


    sure did!! No.. i'm not in medical school, didn't want to be a physician


    i don't think you got the reference icon_sad.gif


    i do.. simpsons.. or at least thats where i know it from


    yes, but you were supposed to answer with the red thing is connected to my wristwatch
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    Dec 09, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    that part i forgot... icon_cry.gif
  • calibro

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    Dec 10, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    zsocerstar saidthat part i forgot... icon_cry.gif


    well, now you have to make it up to me
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    Soon we'll be half machine & half man.
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    I wonder if his personality changed not having a heart. You often here people developing personality traits of the donor heart.
    It is wonderful they can do this now. I saw on TV where they had successfully made heart tissue that would beat.
  • socalbruin

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    Dec 10, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    go bruins!
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Dec 10, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    UCLA has a really great program for transplants - the best in the country. My brother had a kidney transplant there, and my coworker also had a heart transplant at UCLA. They are very healthy, and you wouldn't even know they had organ transplant.
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    mtguy333 saidI wonder if his personality changed not having a heart. You often here people developing personality traits of the donor heart.
    It is wonderful they can do this now. I saw on TV where they had successfully made heart tissue that would beat.


    Tissue engineering is a promising field. In one of the labs I used to work in the professors were growing bone, muscle, ligament, and cartilage tissues. So far cartilage is proving the most successful. In a related lab the professor is working on a synthetic surfactant that could be put into the lungs of premature babies to help them breath better. I'm willing to bet that in the not too distant future medical technology will have advanced to the point where we will be able to grow entire organs for transplant purposes. Pretty exciting stuff.
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidSoon we'll be half machine & half man.


    Cyborg!

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    I wonder how long it would take people to start trading in their limbs for robotic ones?
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    Hawk_Guy13 said
    mtguy333 saidI wonder if his personality changed not having a heart. You often here people developing personality traits of the donor heart.
    It is wonderful they can do this now. I saw on TV where they had successfully made heart tissue that would beat.


    Tissue engineering is a promising field. In one of the labs I used to work in the professors were growing bone, muscle, ligament, and cartilage tissues. So far cartilage is proving the most successful. In a related lab the professor is working on a synthetic surfactant that could be put into the lungs of premature babies to help them breath better. I'm willing to bet that in the not too distant future medical technology will have advanced to the point where we will be able to grow entire organs for transplant purposes. Pretty exciting stuff.


    I know that they already can grow a new bladder for people and transplant them. Really cool stuff!
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    UCLA doctors remove man's heart, replace it with total artificial heart

    I thought this was done years ago. The patient was named Mitt Romney. icon_razz.gif

    Seriously, total artificial hearts have been in use for decades, though only as a bridge until receipt of a living heart transplant. Isn't that what's being done here? The difference being one of smaller size and mobility.
  • Whipmagic

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    Dec 11, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidUCLA doctors remove man's heart, replace it with total artificial heart

    I thought this was done years ago. The patient was named Mitt Romney. icon_razz.gif

    Seriously, total artificial hearts have been in use for decades, though only as a bridge until receipt of a living heart transplant. Isn't that what's being done here? The difference being one of smaller size and mobility.


    Wasn't Dick Cheney patient zero? Joking aside, you're right. The underlying technology isn't new, but even incremental progress is certainly welcome.