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Is Hillary’s husband the ‘first candidate’ for a heart transplant? Ex-POTUS’ ‘black eye bags’ and ‘zombie gray skin’ have doctors worried

Former US President bill clinton hit the headlines in October 2021 after being hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center due to a blood infection. At the time, a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s husband revealed that the ex-POTUS had been admitted to a California hospital to receive treatment for an infection unrelated to […]

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Iron homeostasis in heart transplant recipients randomized to receive ferric derisomaltose or placebo

This article was originally published here Clin Registry. May 9, 2022: e14695. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14695. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The randomized IronIC trial evaluated the effect of intravenous ferric derisomaltosis on exercise capacity in iron-deficient maintenance heart transplant (HTx) recipients. Iron deficiency was defined as heart failure with elevated ferritin thresholds to compensate for […]

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Mother awaiting heart transplant shares her story

Share on PinterestAfter giving birth to her second child, Zuleyma Santos was diagnosed with a rare form of heart failure and placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Photograph courtesy of Padilla Co Mother of two, Zuleyma Santos, works with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease […]

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How did the pig heart transplant patient die? A preventable infection may be to blame

History was made in January when, at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore, a genetically modified pig’s heart was transplanted into a human patient for the very first time. The patient, David Bennett, 57, had end-stage heart failure and his requests for a conventional heart transplant had been denied by several institutions, […]

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First pig-to-human heart transplant may have failed due to pig virus, report says

Topline A Maryland man who died with no clear cause two months after receiving the first-ever genetically-modified pig heart transplant may have fallen victim to a pig virus linked to transplant failure, the patient’s doctor has found, according to MIT Technology Review. A pig’s heart used in scientific research. Getty Highlights David Bennett Sr., who […]

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A Grateful Heart: Oklahoma Man Receives Heart Transplant

Oklahoma life share Mark Carnell, of Piedmont, Okla., headed out the door one day for an afternoon walk, and by the time he reached his neighbor’s mailbox, he was completely out of breath. Prior to this, Mark had always lived a healthy and balanced life. He and his wife were active in their church and […]

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Vaccination reduces SARS-CoV-2 infection and mortality risk in heart transplant recipients

April 27, 2022 2 minute read Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: The authors report no relevant financial information. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are published on . ” data-action=subscribe> Subscribe We have not been […]

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Clarion Native Welcomed Home After Receiving Heart Transplant and Getting a Second Chance at Life :: exploreClarion.com

CLARION, PA (EYT) – It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions over the past six years for Clarion native Alexandria Sharrar, who was welcomed home with lights and sirens last week after receiving a heart transplant at the clinic in Cleveland on March 24. (PHOTOS/VIDEO: Captured by Jacob Deemer/EYT.) Alexandria, 26, needed a heart transplant after […]

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Royal Papworth Hospital: Longest living heart transplant patient celebrates 38th anniversary of operation

A 58-year-old celebrates the 38th anniversary of his successful heart transplant at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge this month. Richard Worthington is the oldest patient to undergo treatment at the hospital and one of the oldest survivors in the world. Richard was one of the first 100 people to receive a new heart at […]

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Indiana woman grateful for 2nd chance after life-saving heart transplant – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indiana woman recovering from a heart transplant is sharing her story to raise awareness. She hopes sharing the story will inspire someone else to help save a life. The Indiana Donor Network estimates that black people make up half of the people on transplant waiting lists. But represent only 35% of […]

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A young father receives the gift of life with a heart transplant

My team of doctors did an excellent job. Nandan Savalia has always loved leading a healthy lifestyle. He has remained active, regularly attending fitness classes at his gym and watching his diet. He never had any heart health issues until one day in 2018 after a vigorous cardio boot camp class. “I went to the […]

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Butler HS football coach in Charlotte needs a heart transplant

Former Charlotte 49ers defensive back Denzel Irvin (25) was recently hospitalized and is awaiting a heart transplant. (Photo by Sam Roberts) Sam Roberts/freeze frame Denzel Irvin, 26, fell ill almost three weeks ago, unaware of his diagnosis and unprepared for what was to come. He soon learned his heart was failing when he arrived at […]

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Cow heart transplant recipient says world’s first procedure was like Star Wars

The first person to receive a heart transplant from a cow while awake described the experience as “like star wars‘. John Smallwood, a retired paramedic and Territorial Army veteran, had previously undergone heart surgery. However, when his heart stopped, the 74-year-old was told traditional surgery was no longer an option. After much deliberation, John finally […]

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Indianapolis resident, 32, received heart transplant as a newborn • Current Edition

When Lauren Aggen was born on December 22, 1989, she had three days left to live. Aggen, 32, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The doctors said that if she didn’t receive a heart transplant within three days, she would die.“So if you do the math, three days would have been Christmas,” Aggen said. […]

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CareDx reports over 200,000 heart transplant patients

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) – The Transplant Company™ is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated healthcare solutions and great value for transplant patients and caregivers – announced today that it has provided over 200,000 AlloMap® or AlloSure® results for over 30,000 […]

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Glasgow Kiltwalk Challenge is in sight for an inspiring heart transplant recipient

JUST a few weeks ago, Joe Scott couldn’t walk more than two steps after undergoing a life-changing heart transplant. It was the third lucky time for the 60-year-old when he got the call from NHS Golden Jubilee Hospital, Clydebank, saying they thought they had found a match. He had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a hardening […]

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Baby heart transplant at Lurie Children’s Hospital: Elodie Carmen Miller of Minnesota gets a new heart after a long common wait for baby transplants

After 218 days of waiting, 8-month-old Elodie Carmen Baker has a new heart. Elodie was diagnosed with a rare heart condition when she was only around 2 months old. After a long wait for a matching donor organ to become available, she underwent a successful heart transplant on March 27 at Lurie Children’s Hospital Heart […]

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Two Houston heart transplant survivors form an unbreakable bond

Special Bond Between Two Heart Transplant Survivors After two young Houston-area men received heart transplants, they developed an unbreakable bond. It’s a tough thing to go through, but having a knowledgeable friend by your side makes it so much easier. HOUSTON – The common link between George Thomas Hampton III and Miles Segun-Oside is unfortunately […]

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Stroke on LVAD No Barrier to Successful Heart Transplantation

SEATTLE — Perhaps the biggest downside of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for people with end-stage heart failure is the substantial risk of stroke they carry. But a new study indicates that patients can still undergo a successful heart transplant after an LVAD-related stroke. Among stroke patients after receiving LVADs as bridging therapy to transplant […]

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Baby with rare disease receives heart transplant after waiting 218 days

Collin Baker (CHICAGO) — A baby girl who has been living in a Chicago hospital with her parents for six months waiting for a new heart finally received one last week. Elodie Carmen Baker received a heart transplant at Lurie Children’s Hospital Heart Center on March 27. Elodie was around 7 weeks old when she […]

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Galway man tells harrowing story of heart transplant and recovery

A Galway man’s health scare, seemingly innocuous at first, ended in a heart transplant. Owen Trill received a heart transplant at Mater Hospital at the age of 38 after falling ill at work. “I had just finished work for the weekend and I was really not feeling well. I was very short of breath and […]

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Ex-Wales rugby player wants to raise £500,000 for heart transplant in US

A former Wales international rugby player who suffered a heart attack in training needs £500,000 to buy a new heart. Rhys Thomas was just 29 and nearly died from a heart attack he suffered while pedaling an exercise bike in 2012 with the Llanelli-based Scarlets. Mr Thomas, who first represented Wales in 2006 against Argentina […]

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AI system helps spot signs of heart transplant rejection

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool can help identify heart transplant rejection and estimate its severity, results from a pilot study suggest. The Cardiac Rejection Assessment Neural Estimator (CRANE) simultaneously addresses the detection, subtyping and grading of allograft rejection in H&E stained whole slide images of endomyocardial biopsy specimens and is intended to be used in […]

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PGI performs seventh heart transplant: The Tribune India

Tribune press service Chandigarh, March 21 The PGI performed its seventh heart transplant after a 19-year-old donor from Karnal died in critical condition after sustaining a serious head injury. The donor, Yogesh Kumar, a villager in Haryana’s Karnal district, gave new life to four people through heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. The […]

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AI system can help detect degree and severity of heart transplant rejection

Heart transplantation can be a life-saving operation for patients with end-stage heart failure. However, many patients experience organ transplant rejection, in which the immune system begins to attack the transplanted organ. But detecting transplant rejection is difficult -; in its early stages, patients may not experience symptoms, and experts disagree on the degree and severity […]

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Heart transplant recipients fare worse when stroke is the cause of death for younger donors

Perhaps a heart-brain connection remains even after the transplant, says researcher Shinobu Itagaki. For heart transplant patients, mortality and allograft failure are higher when the organ they receive comes from a younger donor whose brain death was due to stroke rather than d other causes, according to new data. But stroke as a cause of […]

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10-year-old heart surgery survivor receives heart transplant

March 14, 2022 – A 10-year-old girl who had five heart surgeries – including a day after she was born – was recently discharged from a New York hospital after receiving a heart transplant. Chi-Chi Soto underwent the transplant in early February, 10 days before her 10th birthday, at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, Today […]

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8-year-old girl dances again after second heart transplant

Eight-year-old Payton Garcia Archie isn’t just hanging out. She gets away with it. Since the age of 2, she has been taking lessons at The World of Dance in Colonie. Her heart belongs on the dance floor, but keeping the beat alive has been an ongoing battle. When he was born, he was diagnosed with […]

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Mother-of-two reunited with her sons after heart transplant and 190 days in hospital

A mother-of-two who underwent a life-saving heart transplant seven years after her husband died of an unexplained heart condition has been reunited with her sons after 190 days in hospital. Nicola Sharpe, 48, from Southend in Essex, said she was determined to return home with her boys, aged nine and 12, and ‘didn’t want them […]

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Mother-of-two reunited with her sons after heart transplant and 190 days in hospital

A mother-of-two who underwent a life-saving heart transplant seven years after her husband died of an unexplained heart condition has been reunited with her sons after 190 days in hospital. Nicola Sharpe, 48, from Southend in Essex, said she was determined to return home with her boys, aged nine and 12, and ‘didn’t want them […]

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Mother-of-two reunited with her sons after heart transplant and 190 days in hospital

A mother-of-two who underwent a life-saving heart transplant seven years after her husband died of an unexplained heart condition has been reunited with her sons after 190 days in hospital. Nicola Sharpe, 48, from Southend in Essex, said she was determined to return home with her boys, aged nine and 12, and ‘didn’t want them […]

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Mother-of-two reunited with her sons after heart transplant and 190 days in hospital

A mother-of-two who underwent a life-saving heart transplant seven years after her husband died of an unexplained heart condition has been reunited with her sons after 190 days in hospital. Nicola Sharpe, 48, from Southend in Essex, said she was determined to return home with her boys, aged nine and 12, and ‘didn’t want them […]

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First pig heart transplant recipient dies two months after surgery

Content of the article The man who received the first pig heart transplant died two months after the procedure, according to the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery. Content of the article David Bennett, 57, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center, but the exact cause of death was not given, ABC News […]

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Maryland resident receives first-ever pig heart transplant: ‘It was either die or get that transplant’

On Jan. 7, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr. became the first person to receive a non-human heart transplant, made possible by the Silver Spring-based biotech company. Bennett, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, successfully received a genetically modified pig heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). A subsidiary of United Therapeutics, Revivicor, […]

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Bride advances wedding day to get life-saving heart transplant

An Indiana woman was due to be married in four days when she received a call that a life-saving transplant was available. Kimberly Woods got the call that a donor heart was available just four days before her wedding. She told her future husband, Tony, and they rushed down the aisle. Woods discovered she needed […]

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A heart transplant recipient shares a life-saving experience

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Randy Hines learned in 2021 that without a new heart he would likely die within a year. Today he feels like a new man. Hines, 67, was an elementary school physical education teacher for the Fort Wayne communitySchools, so health and fitness had always been important to him. But in his […]

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NY Snapshot: Heart transplant recipient John Damato takes advantage of a new chance in life to pursue his MMA dreams

FORT LEE, NJ — February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but those affected have a lifeline: a transplant. One recipient is the focus of this week’s New York Snapshot with Steve Overmyer. “I’ve never been happier. I’ve never been more confident. It taught me to really love […]

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No increased risks after heart transplant in cardiac sarcoidosis – Sarcoidosis News

The risks of death and rejection after a heart transplant for people with advanced cardiac sarcoidosis were similar to those of patients who had a transplant for other types of heart disease, according to an analysis of a registry of transplant recipients. These results suggest that a heart transplant is a safe and effective option […]

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Houston rapper Miles Segue-Oside’s heart transplant at 28 inspires song

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Do you know the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure? It’s an important question that a Houston rapper wants everyone to ask. Miles segue-Oside had no idea his heart was about to fail until it was almost too late. Miles, who calls himself “Kilometerz” on stage, was 26 and had […]

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Metro Detroit woman receives heart transplant and with it a second chance: ‘Scars are stories’

More than one in three women live with some form of cardiovascular disease. Last year, Local 4 told you the story of Kristy Sidlar. She looked like the picture of health, but she was actually fighting for her life. Read: Michigan woman’s story highlights serious heart health risks for women Sidlar was an athlete from […]

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Former NBA dancer recovering from ‘broken heart syndrome’ and heart transplant

COLLIER COUNTY Another Valentine’s Day has passed and Brittany Thornton has survived this one like all the ones before it. That’s no small feat considering she once nearly died from a broken heart. “I almost felt like my heart was outside of my body, it was pumping so fast,” Thornton said, “They come in, all […]

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UCLA fraternity sends message of support to baby awaiting heart transplant at hospital across the street

Dane Jay is described by his parents as a happy and easy-going baby. They say this all holds true despite having to be in hospital awaiting a heart transplant after the 11-month-old was diagnosed with heart failure. “We hope for the best but at least if he needs it, we’ve made the list,” said Megen […]

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Pig Heart Transplant Patient Watches Super Bowl LVI

In January, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) successfully performed a groundbreaking human porcine heart transplant procedure. This was the first successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart into a human patient. Bartley P. Griffith, MD, surgically transplants pig’s heart into patient, David Bennett. […]

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Baby ‘on borrowed time’ desperate for heart transplant

A baby who was rushed to hospital at just four weeks old faces a race against time to live. Leyla Bell, now five months old, has spent most of her life in hospital. When her mother Savana, 32, brought her home, everything seemed perfectly normal. All of her hospital checks had come back clear, but […]

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Honey, you stole my new heart! A transplant couple are set to wed after meeting at a sporting event

As far as romance goes, it might sound rather conventional – she changed her mind and now he can breathe easy. But the road to romance for Emma Hilton and Craig Jones is anything but ordinary. Because the couple met through something in common – life-saving organ transplants. Miss Hilton, 32, received a new heart […]

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Tallahassee family awaiting heart transplant for baby Benjamin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A Tallahassee family has been on the list for a heart transplant for their baby since last summer. Benjamin Nelsen was born on August 31 with a congenital heart defect. February 7-14 marks Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. February 14 is National Donor Day. Tiffany Nelsen discovered her son’s heart condition […]

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1-year-old Peachland boy finally gets his heart transplant – West Kelowna News

Photo: Heather Lazenski A Peachland family are once again relieved and hopeful after their one-year-old son received a heart transplant after waiting since August. At just nine days old, James Lazeski was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital when he began to turn gray and his body turned cold. The family was sent to BC Children’s […]

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Norfolk doctor back to practicing medicine after receiving heart transplant | News

When veteran Norfolk obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Keith Vrbicky felt tired and congested last Labor Day weekend, he attributed it to a mild case of COVID-19, an infection of the sinus or strain of a busy week. The fit doctor has delivered over 13,000 babies and performed countless surgeries, and although rarely sick enough to […]

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Birthday parade planned for Torrington boy, 5, while awaiting heart transplant

TORRINGTON — Mason Gero turns 5 on February 12, and his family and friends are hosting a parade for him with local emergency vehicles, cars and – hopefully – his favorite, a fire truck. “He is urgently awaiting a heart transplant,” said Karen Thomas of Torrington. “The situation has become dire and they are patiently […]

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Life-Saving Treatment: Local Man Gets Second Chance With Heart Transplant | Featured Story

Louie Vacanti remembers getting the call three days before Christmas while at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He would receive a new heart and the doctors planned to perform the operation the next day. Vacanti, of Holland, Erie County, who had been receiving temporary treatment for heart failure, needed a heart transplant. “It was December […]

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Woman who reads shares her heart transplant story at Hershey Medical Center

“I have to go back to work. My next case starts at 12:30.” That’s what Lois Angelisanti, a registered nurse from Reading, Pennsylvania, remembers saying 13 years ago when she went for pre-operative tests before scheduled foot surgery. That test included a 12-lead electrocardiogram of his heart, which Angelisanti said was just routine. “But the […]

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Maryland Woman Runs Half Marathon With Surgeon After Heart Transplant

A Maryland woman shares her story of running a half marathon with her surgeon months after receiving a heart transplant. “I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember”, Jayde Kelly told NBC Washington. After experiencing heart palpitations, Kelly was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, a life-threatening condition. She received a pump while […]

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Blake Shelton meets 6-year-old fan awaiting heart transplant in sweet video

When Blake Shelton performed one of his biggest songs in his home country, he had a little help from his “smallest, biggest fan”. Wyatt McKee, 6, met the country artist while performing at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. The healthy video, shared by TMZ on Monday, Jan. 31, shows Shelton noticing Wyatt’s […]

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Driver evades ban by saying he is awaiting heart transplant

A motorist caught speeding in Staffordshire has escaped a driving ban after pleading to keep his license as he is awaiting a heart transplant. Alexandre Alfieri, 32, of Church Lane, Cheshire, admitted driving a vehicle at 101mph on the M6 ​​Stafford on May 3, exceeding the 70mph speed limit. He was fined £2,500, ordered to […]

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Hay Springs’ Keith Kelly gets second chance with heart transplant

By Scott Bidroski Over the past 14 months, the Kelly family of Hay Springs has come a long way. It all started on December 18, 2020 when Keith Kelly collapsed in the parking lot of his work. Kelly was returned to Rapid City with severe heart failure. Rapid City staff stabilized Kelly but the prognosis […]

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Geordie Hospital heart transplant star Kit to take on 21-mile fundraising challenge for charity CHUF

Less than a year after falling critically ill, Kit Matthews – the 5-year-old star of Geordie Hospital’s opening episode – is taking part in a 21-mile fundraising challenge to benefit the Children’s Heart Unit Fund. Kit, who was shown on TV as doctors performed an operation to fit him into a pioneering “Berlin Heart” wearable […]

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Chennai Hospital Hires World’s First ‘Dead Heart Transplant’ Surgeon to Lead Transplant Unit

A pioneer of ‘donation after circulatory death of heart transplantation’, Dr. Kumud Kumar Dhital has been hired to expand the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit at Kauvery Hospital. Kauvery Hospital, Chennai has announced the expansion of its Heart and Lung Transplant Unit by appointing Dr Kumud Kumar Dhital and Dr Srinivas Rajagopala to the unit. […]

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Sheffield man given seven-year prognosis after heart transplant lived three times longer

John Jackson received a heart transplant in 1991 which extended his life by 28 years. When John Jackson asked his wife Jane in 1991 what she wanted for her birthday, she replied “for you to receive a heart”. John was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an inherited disease of the heart muscle, in 1989, and after spending […]

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Teenage boy needed heart transplant for restrictive cardiomyopathy in Cheshire | United Kingdom | News

Charlotte Carney was 19 when she began to struggle with shortness of breath despite going to the gym regularly and being otherwise fit and healthy. She visited her GP and was checked for a lung infection before undergoing heart screening. It showed Charlotte suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), a condition in which the walls of […]

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Pig heart transplant saves heart patient

Share on PinterestSurgeons have succeeded in transplanting a genetically modified pig’s heart into a patient suffering from arrhythmia.Photograph courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine A team of surgeons from the University of Maryland School of Medicine recently transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a 57-year-old man from Baltimore, MD. The patient, who […]

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Opinion: Why this modified pig heart transplant is a huge deal

This year, the tens of thousands of Americans hoping for a transplant will anxiously await the call telling them that an organ has been found. Some of the patients, with congestive heart failure, will be waiting for a heart. Those with end-stage kidney disease who are on dialysis will be expecting a kidney. Other people […]

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Lungs damaged by COVID-19, man undergoes heart transplant

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Posted: Saturday January 15th 2022, 8:57 AM [IST] New Delhi, January 15: A 55-year-old man, whose lungs had been damaged due to the coronavirus, underwent a bilateral lung transplant at a private facility in Delhi after the donor organs were transported 950 kilometers in three hours, a statement said. reported PTI. […]

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Science News Roundup: Son calls father’s pig heart transplant a miracle of science; NASA begins development process for new space telescope and more

Here is a summary of current scientific news. Son Calls His Father’s Pig Heart Transplant a Miracle of Science The son of a transplant recipient who had a genetically modified pig’s heart implanted in a never-before-seen operation has called his father’s procedure a “miracle”. The surgery, performed by a team from the Medical University of […]

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“Still a long way to go before pig heart transplantation becomes a daily reality”

There is “still a long way to go” before organs from pigs are routinely used in transplants, NHS officials said. Doctors in the United States made history last week when they transplanted a pig’s heart into a human patient with end-stage heart disease. The pig has been genetically modified so that its organs can survive […]

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Las Cruces teenager dies almost two years after heart transplant

Brannden Fernandez, 18, died on December 10, 2021 of organ failure after his body rejected the heart transplant he received in January 2020. LAS CRUCES – After battling heart disease all his life, Brannden Fernandez, 18, died on December 10, 2021 – almost two years after receiving a heart transplant. Brannden was diagnosed with dilated […]

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Mother and son reunite after heart transplant (finally)

A heart attack was the last thing Victoria Guajardo thought of when she started to experience chest pain. At 27, she was just too young. Earlier that year, in 2019, her father had a heart attack. “But it wasn’t the same,” Guajardo recalls. “He was out of breath and in a lot of pain. “ […]

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Newark resident celebrates first anniversary of life-saving heart transplant

Newark As we approach the New Year, Bernard China, 58, Newark, NJ, and his family and friends count their many blessings. According to NJ Sharing Network officials, Bernard also takes time to reflect on the gift of life and the miracle of organ and tissue donation and transplantation as he celebrates the first anniversary of […]

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Courageous Kayleigh amazes experts with progress after heart transplant

Kayleigh, now 14, hopes to take a parachute jump to raise money for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund. This is her way of saying thank you for the gift of life she received in November 2019 during her heart transplant, after being diagnosed with a heart disease called cardiomyopathy. Register now to our daily newsletter […]

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Israeli heart transplant surgeon first to receive fourth vaccine in world-leading trial

Professor Jacov Lavee receives fourth dose of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in trial in Israel, as health ministry plans to offer second booster to elderly and immunocompromised people in Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel December 27, 2021. REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun An Israeli heart transplant surgeon became the first to receive a fourth […]

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Faith, the “Good People” Support Mike Garland from Michigan State with Son’s Heart Transplant | Sports

EAST LANSING, Michigan – Mike Garland leaned back in his chair near the Breslin Center grounds, slowly working on the gum in his mouth and stopped very briefly. “That was one hell of a trip, man,” he said, trying to put into perspective the journey he and his family have been on for most of […]

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Faith, the “Good People” Support Mike Garland from Michigan State with Son’s Heart Transplant | PA

EAST LANSING, Michigan – Mike Garland leaned back in his chair near the Breslin Center grounds, slowly working on the gum in his mouth and stopped very briefly. “That was one hell of a trip, man,” he said, trying to put into perspective the journey he and his family have been on for most of […]

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Teenager receives gift of life with pre-Christmas heart transplant delivers touching gift to donor’s family

A teenage girl whose life was saved by a heart transplant just before Christmas is about to give a precious gift to the family of her donor. Kayleigh Llewellyn was just 12 when she underwent a life-saving transplant at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital after being diagnosed with a heart condition called cardiomyopathy. This Christmas, young Seaham […]

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Medical City performed the state’s first cardiac death heart transplant

Medical City Heart Hospital is the first in the state to complete a complex heart transplant procedure that could increase the number of eligible heart donors by 30%. Called donation after cardiac death (DCD) involves surgeons quickly accessing the heart and bringing it back to life after the life support has been removed. Heart transplants […]

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Long Island man celebrates extra-special Christmas after heart transplant – Breaking news, sports, weather, traffic and the best of NY

Air travel chaos continues after staff shortage during vacationsOver 1,900 flights have been canceled across the country, including over 100 in our region. 7 hours ago Increase in COVID testing in schools to start as part of Adams’ new planFrom Monday, PCR tests will be doubled. Vaccinated and unvaccinated students will be tested. Teachers and […]

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Heart transplant after severe COVID; Patients stuck with HVAD; PCI Triggers

A successful Brazilian received a heart transplant while still hospitalized with severe COVID-19 illness. (US News) People with secondary preventive implantable cardioverting defibrillators have experienced appropriate shocks that rarely occur after 3 months, suggesting that driving restrictions can be relaxed. (Circulation) COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the UK were more likely to suffer from cardiovascular complications […]

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Texas mom beats odds after receiving life-saving heart transplant in time for Christmas

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – It’s a special Christmas for a single mom, who has beaten all odds even after some doctors gave up hope. Victoria Guajardo had spent much of the last two years separated from her 9-year-old son Alfredo De la Cruz. “I was sad when she transferred to Houston,” Alfredo told ABC13. “I […]

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Special bond between two heart transplant survivors

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man from San Diego is counting his blessings this holiday season. He is grateful for his heart donor and his unlikely new friend, facing a recovery together after a heart transplant. In 2010, George Jimenez, 56, discovered he was suffering from congenital heart failure. Nine years later, his condition was […]

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Successful heart transplant in young man who survived severe COVID-19 – Consumer Health News

THURSDAY, December 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) – After nearly dying from a severe case of COVID-19, a young man received a successful heart transplant even as he recovered from his infection while on a ventilator , a new case study reports. The transplant was performed on the 31-year-old patient at Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital in […]

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Scottish heart transplant service celebrates 30 years

Euan Bisset will celebrate his 30th birthday this month, a milestone he shares with the service that saved his life. Scotland’s first heart transplant unit was launched at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on December 16, 1991 and a few weeks later, on January 2, 1992, the first patient received a donor organ. Since the launch of […]

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Pediatric Heart Transplant Society’s First Report on COVID-19 Infections in Pediatric Heart Transplant Applicants and Recipients

This article was originally published here Heart and Lung Transplant J. November 19, 2021: S1053-2498 (21) 02582-1. doi: 10.1016 / j.healun.2021.11.003. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Reports focused on adult heart transplant (HTx) recipients with COVID-19, however, suggest an increased risk of serious illness; it is not clear whether this is true for pediatric […]

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Association between homograft tissue exposure and allosensitization prior to heart transplantation in patients with congenital heart disease

This article was originally published here Pediatric transplantation. December 10, 2021: e14201. doi: 10.1111 / petr.14201. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Surgical repair for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) often incorporates homograft tissue or other foreign material that can lead to allosensitization. We sought to identify the relationship between pre-sensitization before heart transplantation […]

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Resilient teen receives 500th heart transplant from Stanford Children’s Health

Stanford Children’s Health Takes Rare Milestone in Pediatric Heart Transplant Tiffany Collins would never have guessed that her healthy and active 14-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, would be the 500th heart transplant patient at Stanford Children’s Health. “I was in total shock. We have no history of heart disease in our family, ”says Tiffany. “One minute, I […]

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Health 52-year-old man undergoes heart transplant at Howrah hospital

A 52-year-old man from Howrah who has suffered from heart failure since 2016 underwent a heart transplant at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Howrah on Wednesday. The man has been admitted to hospital several times over the past year, said a doctor who was part of the team that performed the transplant. “We received an update […]

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How cytomegalovirus affects survival in heart transplant patients

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public domain In a large study based on data from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) registry covering a total of 44,516 patients worldwide, an international team of researchers showed a significant correlation between the status of CMV antibodies from organ donors and reduced long-term survival of patients […]

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Jaslok Hospital announces launch of heart transplant program in Mumbai

Mumbai-based Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, which are also pioneers in kidney and liver transplantation in Western India, recently launched a heart transplant program and division in their Mumbai unit. The program will be led by Dr KR Balakrishnan, a leading cardiac surgeon, a pioneer in the field of heart transplants in the country. In […]

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Inside the first artificial heart transplant that ‘grew’ and was plastic

The world’s first artificial heart transplant took place on December 2, 1982, and instead of beating, it made a soft ticking sound and a “huff.” Heart transplants were already done to prolong life, but on a limited basis and as a last resort. In 1967, surgeons in South Africa successfully performed the first human-to-human heart […]

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Jaslok Hospital Launches Heart Transplant Program in Mumbai

Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, one of the main hospitals in Mumbai, has started a heart transplant program, after pioneering kidney and liver transplantation in western India. The program will be led by cardiac surgeon Dr KR Balakrishnan, well known in the field of heart transplants in the country. Jaslok Hospital will partner with MGM […]

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Jaslok Hospital Announces Launch of “Heart Transplant” Program

Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, one of the main hospitals in Mumbai, today announced the launch of the “heart transplant” program and division in its Mumbai unit. The program will be led by leading cardiac surgeon Dr KR Balakrishnan who is a pioneer in the field of heart transplants in the country. In one of […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Doctors perform first artificial heart transplant in the Netherlands

In what can be considered a breakthrough for the Dutch healthcare system, doctors at the University Medical Center in Utrecht performed life-saving surgery in which a patient received a brand new artificial heart. This is the first time that this type of surgery has taken place in the Netherlands. First artificial heart surgery in the […]

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From foster care to heart transplant, Medford woman overcomes obstacles

Vanessa Trotter, 31, of Medford, underwent a heart transplant on May 17, 2021 at Oregon Health & Science University after suddenly starting to suffer from heart failure in the summer of 2020. Trotter is pictured here in August 2021 in Portland, shortly before she was cleared to move to Medford. (OHSU / Josh Andersen) Late […]

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Six months after heart transplant, Medford woman breaks all records

MEDFORD, Oregon – More than a year after experiencing a health roller coaster that could easily have cost her her life, Vanessa Trotter, 31, is back in Medford with her partner and brings with her a new perspective, full of gratitude and hope. Trotter is no stranger to adversity. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas, […]

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Newark man fights prostate cancer, survives stroke to receive life-saving heart transplant

Newark On December 29, 2020, Bernard China, 58, from Newark and father of five, lost hope. His heart failure had progressed to the point where he had to be hospitalized while awaiting a transplant, and he had been hospitalized at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI), a RWJBarnabas health facility for 112 days. He told […]

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Woman shares weird heart transplant side effects

A 22-year-old woman turned to TikTok to reveal three unusual side effects following her heart transplant. Cecilia-Joy Adamou (@ scars.and.stuff) from Surrey had undergone a heart transplant, kidney transplant and suffered from brain cancer. She actively uses her platform to speak candidly about her journey to her 13,000 subscribers. Entitled “[Three] super weird things about […]

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Woman who received heart transplant from middle-aged man shares bizarre side effects

@ scars.and.stuff / TikTok A woman shared the unusual side effects her heart transplant surgery left on her body. After undergoing a heart transplant, kidney transplant and having brain cancer, Cecilia-Joy Adamou opened up to TikTok followers about the impact of surgeries and three weird effects you may even see from it. outside of his […]

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Incidence of chronic post-cardiac transplant thyroiditis and its association with the use of amiodarone before transplantation

This article was originally published here Proc. transplant October 30, 2021: S0041-1345 (21) 00694-1. doi: 10.1016 / j.transproceed.2021.09.014. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Chronic thyroiditis (CT) is a common cause of thyroid dysfunction and therefore could negatively affect outcome in patients undergoing heart transplantation (HT). The incidence of post-HT MDD and whether amiodarone, an […]

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SARS-CoV-2 infection in heart transplant recipients: a systematic review of the literature on clinical outcomes and immunosuppression strategies

This article was originally published here Heart Fail Rev. 2021 October 20. doi: 10.1007 / s10741-021-10181-y. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on heart transplant recipients is unknown. The literature is limited to case reports and series. The aim of this study is to identify the clinical features, outcomes and immunosuppression […]

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SARS-CoV-2 infection in heart transplant recipients: a systematic review of the literature on clinical outcomes and immunosuppression strategies

This article was originally published here Heart Fail Rev. 2021 October 20. doi: 10.1007 / s10741-021-10181-y. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on heart transplant recipients is unknown. The literature is limited to case reports and series. The aim of this study is to identify the clinical features, outcomes and immunosuppression […]

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SARS-CoV-2 infection in heart transplant recipients: a systematic review of the literature on clinical outcomes and immunosuppression strategies

This article was originally published here Heart Fail Rev. 2021 October 20. doi: 10.1007 / s10741-021-10181-y. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on heart transplant recipients is unknown. The literature is limited to case reports and series. The aim of this study is to identify the clinical features, outcomes and immunosuppression […]

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SARS-CoV-2 infection in heart transplant recipients: a systematic review of the literature on clinical outcomes and immunosuppression strategies

This article was originally published here Heart Fail Rev. 2021 October 20. doi: 10.1007 / s10741-021-10181-y. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on heart transplant recipients is unknown. The literature is limited to case reports and series. The aim of this study is to identify the clinical features, outcomes and immunosuppression […]

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New technique makes heart transplantation possible for more children in need

A new technique developed by researchers we funded at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has doubled the number of children who can receive heart transplants, giving them new hope for a longer, healthier life. Right now, around 50 children are waiting for a heart transplant in the UK, but small hearts are hard […]

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Greg and Kara Olsen share their family’s journey through their son’s heart transplant – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Many know their names, their stories, and have supported their families through good and bad. Since birth, TJ Olsen, son of former Carolina Panther Greg Olsen, has undergone several open heart surgeries. Over the summer he received a new heart. His parents spoke to Channel 9’s DaShawn Brown about how their […]

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University of Chicago Medicine heart transplant program named top performer in US

CHICAGO – University of Chicago Medicine heart transplant program named top performer in the United States Only 14 of 143 heart transplant programs in the United States achieved a five-star rating. Of this group, the program had the best one-year survival rate, the best transplant rate, and the shortest transplant time for patients waiting to […]

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UChicago Medicine Hails Nation’s Best Heart Transplant Program | Local News

The expected death rate of the 44 heart transplant patients operated on by the University of Chicago Medical Center in the past year was 7.4. The rate was 6.6 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint-Louis, 5.8. At the Cleveland Clinic, 7.3. The observed mortality at UCMC was 0, a survival rate of […]

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Heart transplant patient raises money for the Wessex Heartbeat Foundation

A heart transplant patient raised money for vital charity and completed a half marathon. Robbie Burns, 50 from Twyford, traveled 13 miles from Winchester to Southampton to raise money for Wessex Heartbeat. It is the region’s leading heart charity providing essential support and funding for the cardiology department – and its patients – at Southampton […]

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8-month-old boy from Peachland now awaiting heart transplant in Edmonton

A young family from Peachland is currently in Edmonton awaiting a heart transplant for their 8 month old baby. Steven and Heather Lazeski’s son, James Michael, was born Jan. 22 at Kelowna General Hospital. The next day everyone “came home healthy” in Peachland, according to James’ aunt Chelsea Dawn Hallick. The following week, however, James’ […]

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12-year-old Hungarian girl undergoes heart transplant due to coronavirus complications

A 12-year-old girl needed a heart transplant due to complications from the coronavirus, reported RTL KLub’s TV news. Lilla Haszmann was vomiting and had diarrhea last December when her mother took her to the hospital. “I was very sick, I didn’t want to eat. I also slept a lot, ”she added. The little girl was […]