Heart transplant

UChicago Medicine Sets Heart Transplant Record With Post-Thanksgiving Procedures

As turkeys brined the Chicago area early Thursday, before the ovens preheated, transplant doctors at the University of Medicine of Chicago were just starting to work in the operating room. Seventeen hours and back-to-back heart transplants later, two families had a lot more to thank – and the South Side Hospital had set a new […]

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Millions of people in China suffer from heart failure

There are over 11 million people with heart failure in China. The prevalence in people over 70 is 10 percent. Chronic heart failure has become one of the five cardiovascular diseases with the highest death rate. The five-year survival rate after diagnosis is 50%, medical experts said at a conference marking National Heart Failure Day […]

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Significant risk of heart failure for vulnerable patients

The controversy over the links between aspirin and heart health has just become more complicated. A new study reports, for the first time, that aspirin consumption “is associated with a 26% increased risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor to the disease.” Predisposing factors included smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, […]

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Can Heart Failure Be Reversed? – Articles & Videos, Cardiac / Heart Health, Featured, Health Topics

November 24, 2021 Clinical contributors to this story Robert Berkowitz, MD contributes to topics such as Heart failure and cardiology transplantation. Heart failure is one of the leading killers in the United States, killing an estimated 380,000 people each year. But while the disease can be serious and life-limiting, it doesn’t always get worse and […]

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Optimizing the Machine Learning of an Electronic Health Record Audit for Heart Failure in Primary Care

This article was originally published here ESC Heart Fail. November 23, 2021. doi: 10.1002 / ehf2.13724. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of heart failure (HF) is an important problem in primary care. We previously demonstrated a 74% increase in CI diagnoses recorded in primary care electronic health records (EHRs) following an extended […]

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Teenage mother miraculously recovers after body rejects heart transplant shortly after birth

Amy Ellis, 19, was put on life support after her body began to reject her heart transplant, but she was able to recover unexpectedly and now has hope for the future Amy, 19, was asked to say goodbye to daughter Ivy Rae because doctors believed she would not survive ( Image: Amy Ellis / SWNS) […]

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Heart transplant, cancer survivor shares secret stepping stones behind her resilience

Julie Hutchinson’s second life began 27 years ago. Each of those years, the 58-year-old Riverside resident celebrated her heart transplant anniversary with her loved ones. “We call it my ‘anna-birthday’ because this day marks both the anniversary of the transplant and my second anniversary towards a new life,” she says of the special time of […]

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Montclair woman celebrates 5th anniversary of heart transplant

MONTCLAIR, NJ – This Thanksgiving will be a special time for Jill Szalony, 51, of Montclair, NJ. Jill, her husband Alex Samuelson and their three children, Benjamin, 22, Grace, 20 and Jesse, 18, celebrate the 5th anniversary of Jill’s heart transplant. As the family happily counts her many blessings, Jill also reflects on the gift […]

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Stem cell therapy for heart failure reduced major heart events and mortality

November 19, 2021 – Stem cell therapy helped reduce heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with high-risk NYHA class II or III chronic heart failure with fraction d reduced ejection (HFrEF), especially in those with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) inflammation levels, but hospitalization has not been reduced, according to late-breaking research presented at the […]

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New mom knocking on death’s door after heart transplant

A young DOTING mom spoke about her near-death experience and how her family prepared to say goodbye after her body rejected a new heart. Amy Ellis, from Allerton, said doctors were left with no options after being placed on life support. “What is heartbreaking about all of this is that I didn’t even know I […]