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  • Dr. Tilney provides full accounts of both the science and practice of cardiac and transplant surgery, with their backgrounds in basic immunology and the technology of the heart-lung machine.

    Gowns, Germs and Steel

  • The pioneering work in the 1940s of Alfred Blalock of Johns Hopkins University on "blue babies," children with congenital malformations whose blood wasn't properly oxygenated, was important, but it was still done without the crucial operating time that modern heart-lung machines give to the surgeon.

    Gowns, Germs and Steel

  • Moving it to the government, even if we assume it will reduce costs (which is arguable), STILL involves a third party payer and STILL will involve you paying for far more healthcare than you use - unless you happen to be attached to a heart-lung machine. Truth Gets Its Boots On

  • Without a valve replacement, half the patients with severe disease die within two years — but as many as 30% of patients are too sick, or unwilling, to risk an operation than involves cracking open the breastbone, stopping the heart and putting patients on a heart-lung machine, said Ralph Brindis, president of the American College of Cardiology.

    New heart valve holds promise and stroke risk

  • I took a prone-position 50-yard angled heart-lung shot with my 257 AI.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • Doctors put Sarah on ECMO, an especially invasive heart-lung machine that requires heavy sedation, a breathing tube and constant ICU care.

    A New Heart Pump, Just for Kids

  • Many patients speak of open-heart surgery as a life-changing, revelatory event—the sternum sawed in half, the rib cage pulled apart, life dependent on a heart-lung machine c. 1960s to stand in for those organs.

    The Story of Dick Cheney's Heart

  • If you're presented with a broadside shot, the heart-lung is almost directly behind the foreleg, but I realize such a textbook shot is a rarity.

    Should you shoot a deer in the shoulder or right behind th shoulder?

  • The next day, I dropped a 100 lb. pig with a single heart-lung shot from the AK from about 60 yards.

    Is Your Next Deer Rifle An AR?

  • Nobody goes in for a quadruple bypass and asks the doctor to pull the old heart-lung machine from storage.

    The Porsche 911's Last Hurrah...For Now


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