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Who Did The First Successful Heart Transfer
What is the success rate for 1st IVF with the best possible embryo? We did a day 5 blastocyst transfer. My wife is 35 years old. 6 failed IUIs
It depends: It depends on the University Center or MD's office at which the IVF was done. Most results are reported as 3 or 6 month cycles for conception. Some Centers have even reported conception rates when no viable products can be obtained rather than live baby rates. So, this was a question that you should have asked your provider BEFORE embarking on IVF. ...Read more
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?
First Bypass 1967: Cardiac surgery has bee done for decades (particularly for congenital heart disease and valvular problems). The first aorto-coronary bypass surgery was performed "only" 47 years ago, 1967 by Dr Rene Favaloro, an argentinian surgeon at Cleveland Clinic. Remember that the first angiogram (procedure to assess coronary blockages) was performed only 3-5 years early by Dr Mason Sones, also in Cleveland. ...Read more
I have multiple myeloma. How soon after the first transplant do you advocate doing the second transplant? What is the success rate for the tandem transplants?
It depends: I am not a "transplanter", but i would not word your question the way you have. Some mm patients benefit from a second (tandem) autologous sct. This is something that needs to be discussed with the transplant team and i don't think is amenable to a generic answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough info: Open heart surgery may simply refer to an exposed heart in the chest. The surgery itself may be as simple as a biopsy or as complicated as a vessel bypass with valve replacement and aneurysm repair. You may also be referring to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass which allows surgeons to stop the heart and essentially pumps blood to the other vital organs while the heart is repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have worked fertilize twice and did not succeed .. How will be the stage of fertilization in the third time ?
Ask your MD: You need to discuss the plan with your MD. ...Read more
Physiologic age: What determines the morbidity mortality risk of a cardiac operation is not necessarily the chronologic age but the nature of the operation needed the physiologic age and the comorbidities that the person has. The oldest aortic valve replacement patient was a retired physician in the east coast and had it done without any problems at the age of 100. So age itself is only one factor. ...Read more
I need some history or where i can find the history of the chemo port. When was one first made.. Implanted who was the person that invented it please?
1968: The first "chemo ports" were the broviac and hickman catheters that were developed in 1968. They were perfected by 1973 and are known as central lines. ...Read more
Undergoing IVF with wife. Donated sperm and since learned that i had an infection in my testes at the time. Would this effect quality or success rates?
My hubs was diagnosed with globozoospermia. We did ivf with icsi with ooygote activation/calcium ionophore. Fertilization failed. Will it happen again?
Is a second laparoscopy beneficial to restore fertility again in a patient that conceived following the 1st laparoscopy?
After a major heart attack in February the heart cath caused a tear in my aorta.need to know if my risks are higher having another cath done?
Risk: The procedural risk is the same each time;doesn't increase with successive procedures ...Read more
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