Heart transplant

Erik Brady: Former Bills player Doug Goodwin’s heart transplant gave life on a day so much was lost | Buffalo Bills News | NFL

Goodwin passed away in 2019. He enjoyed an extra 18 years of life thanks to the generosity of some of his former Bills teammates, Jack Kemp in particular. Goodwin lived long enough to experience great joys, including seeing his son, Doug Jr., play football at Boston College. Here’s a timeline of Goodwin’s life – and […]

Heart transplant

Duke surgeons perform first ‘donation after circulatory death’ of pediatric heart transplant

Surgeons at Duke University Hospital have successfully performed a “donation after circulatory death” (DCD) heart transplant in a pediatric patient, demonstrating the potential expansion of eligible donor hearts for children with heart failure. The transplant took place on August 31 and is the first pediatric patient in the United States to undergo a DCD transplant […]

Heart transplant

Leawood vet becomes Saint Luc’s 900th heart transplant recipient

As Leawood’s beloved veterinarian, deacon in his local church, and active husband, father and grandfather, Stephen White’s heart was full of love. No one, not even Stephen himself, would have guessed that he was living with a disease that was slowly destroying his heart. Stephen and his wife Lisa live in Leawood, Kansas. Together, they […]

Heart transplant

Despite progress, black patients are still unlikely to receive heart transplants

After multivariate adjustment, the risk ratio for transplantation in AA was 0.90 (95% CI 0.83 – 0.96) compared to Caucasians, and the time to transplantation for other minorities was not not long. Credit: DOI: 10.1161 /circ.138.suppl_1.17340 Blacks who need a new heart are less likely to receive a transplant than whites, and if they do, […]