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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 […]