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Physician Update - Physician Update Summer 2011
Physician Update Summer 2011
How a child with stomach pain was found to have advanced cardiomyopathy—and how physicians bridged her to a new heart
Thanks to a lifesaving “bridge” device, Ally Fowler was able to hold out for a new heart. After transplant, above, she made a quick recovery.
Articles in this Issue
Thanks to a lifesaving "bridge" device that Johns Hopkins doctors obtained by a special FDA dispensation, a 7-year-old patient was able to hold out for a new heart.
The Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Center pools the expertise of dedicated pancreatic endoscopists, pancreatic surgeons and specialsits in pancreatic cyst pathology.
Treating soft-tissue sarcomas with hasty resections isn't always the best treatment approach.
The head of Johns Hopkins' thoracic surgery devision fixed a patient's marked chest deformity from a riding accident, as well as her chonic pain.
The best results for this rare disorder occurs when a team of specialists tailors the treatment to each individual patient.