Ochsner http://wrkf.org en Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant http://wrkf.org/post/artificial-heart-provides-bridge-transplant <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Dr. Hector Ventura leads the Ochsner team that implanted the "Total Artificial Heart" for the first time in February. Their patient, a father of five now awaiting a matching donor heart, was the first in the Gulf Coast region to receive the device.</span></p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 18:54:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 10900 at http://wrkf.org Ochsner's Transplant Team Heralded http://wrkf.org/post/ochsners-transplant-team-heralded <div><div><div>The Multi-Transplant Institute Team at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans was recognized as Number One in the U.S. for the year 2012 by CareChex, based on mortality and complication rates.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dr. Nigel Girgrah, Liver Transplant Director, says Ochsner's Living Donor Program helps prevent deaths of patients on the waiting list by reducing wait times.</div></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 12:41:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 10155 at http://wrkf.org