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In Global News: A Heart Donor Meets the Woman Who Was Given Her Heart, CABG in the Maldives, and PTE in Lebanon
Patient Care and General Interest
A congenital heart surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts, was once a patient himself.
A team at the ADK hospital in the Maldives has performed the country’s first coronary artery bypass surgery.
A woman receiving a heart-lung transplant was also able to donate her heart, and she met the woman who received her heart at the Transplant Games of America.
The American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon became the first in the country to perform a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.
Drugs and Devices
Boston Scientific has announced progress toward new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Lotus Edge valve.
An investigational treatment for bronchiolitis obliterans, which can occur in patients who receive a lung transplant, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the US FDA.
Research, Trials, and Funding
An analysis of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry found diabetes to be a predictor of poor transplant-free survival in patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as adults.