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IU Health to host “Trauma Night” Twittercast this weekend

| Indianapolis - While many Hoosiers are out enjoying some of the summer's best weather, hospital emergency rooms and trauma centers have learned to expect the worst - especially in July. That's why many in the medical field refer to the summer months as ‘trauma season’—the time of year when serious injuries…

Several IU Health hospitals achieve Chest Pain Center accreditation

| Indianapolis - When someone experiences the warning signs of a potential heart attack, fast action and a hospital’s level of expertise can make all the difference. A special designation is making it easier for the public to identify those hospitals that excel at providing timely treatment for heart problems. On Friday, Dec. 20, Indiana University…

IU Health physicians featured among “Top Docs”

| Indianapolis - The Circle City is “a great place to be a patient right now,” according to Indianapolis Monthly’s November “Top Docs” issue, which is currently on newsstands. The magazine’s annual issue includes a list of 470 local physicians across 59 pediatric and adult specialties who are considered by their…

IU Health marks second medical first for man with artificial heart

| Indianapolis - A medical first for Indiana made it possible for a northern Indiana man to return home this week with the mechanical heart that’s keeping him alive. At the end of June, surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital implanted Patrick O’Hara with Indiana’s first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, an FDA-approved…

IU Health performs Indiana’s 1st XVIVO lung transplant

| Indianapolis - National statistics show that more than 80 percent of donated lungs are discarded because they are too damaged for transplant. But now, a first-of-its-kind technology in Indiana is helping doctors to salvage injured donor lungs to save more lives. Surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital recently performed Indiana’s…

IU Health implants Indiana’s first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

| Indianapolis - (June 28, 2013) – This week, surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital implanted the state’s first Syncardia Total Artificial Heart into a patient – a medical milestone that creates new possibilities for Hoosiers with severe heart failure. Used only as a last resort when other medications and treatments…


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