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Dr. Albert Starr takes on new role

Albert Starr, M.D., best known for co-inventing and implanting the world’s first successful artificial heart valve, is taking on a new role at OHSU as special adviser to OHSU Dean of Medicine Mark…Continue

Started Dec 8, 2012

Dr. Albert Starr

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 21, 1960, the first successful implantation of a mechanical heart valve in the mitral position was performed by Albert Starr, MD, President of The Society of Thoracic…Continue

Started Dec 8, 2012

Dr. Wilson Greatbatch

Link for Dr. Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the cardiac pacemaker.http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-winners/a-greatbatch.htmlContinue

Started Dec 8, 2012

Heart, mindlink found in Science (Chicago Tribune)
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The heart and the mind , long linked in romance, apparently have some link in science as well.     People who suffer panic attacks where where their hearts "are about to leap out of their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Jan 19, 2012.

 

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Anniversary~~

    Feb.08- 2013 

STARR-EDWARDS valve -39 yr. ago

Going for 40~~~~

Smiles~~~Anne Jones

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 1:56 — 2 Comments

ANNIVERSARY

SEPTEMBER 21 1960

Today marks 52 years since the first successful artificial valve implant in a human

The valve was the STARR-EDWARDS.

 

 

 

 

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 19:45

First Artifical Valve Implant

Dr. Albert Starr  was the first Cardiac surgeon to successfully implant an artificial valve in a human being.  Lowell Edwards  a pioneer in Cardiac several years older came to Dr Starr to discuss an artificial heart, Dr. Starr suggested a valve first .  Together they implanted their design in several canines , who lived and were thriving .  They decided it was time for a human implant. The female patient was dying in an oxygen tent, she…

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Posted on September 18, 2012 at 13:46 — 1 Comment

REMEMBER~~ Heart & Potassium

I posted about this several days ago and it disappeared -was in wrong area only use 140 characters+oooops.

I had an incident just sitting at a table , heart took off hard beats 5-6 of them and as I have a  4 month old pacemaker

set at 60 ,   heart was doing 128 which scared me I went to ER and was admitted -for low potassium , mine has always been 4 to 4.3, so I wasn't thinking about that .  It was under 3 when admitted and 2 1/2 days later  it was 3.8 . I had a re-check in 7…

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Posted on March 18, 2012 at 23:21

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At 15:26 on October 1, 2012, Samantha Norman said…

Hi Anne,

Thanks for the  welcome, I am now trying to understand how to use the site as never done anything like this before.  Hope to post my story soon, Cheers Sam

At 11:11 on January 16, 2012, Graeme said…

Hi Anne,

and a HUGE welcome to the MHV Forum! I think that without doubt you take the award for the longest living person with a MHV that I know of - I estimate you have had yours for 37 years!? You are an inspiration to all of us.. Please feel free to spread the word on the site - maybe a quick post on the forum or even start your own blog - I can assure you that all the members will love to hear from you!   

 

kindest regards

 

Graeme Archer

Founder MHV Forum

 
 
 

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