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HealthKey.com contributorAccording to the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org), 2,163 heart transplants were performed in the U.S. in 2008, but thousands more people could have benefited from a heart transplant if more donated hearts were available. Heart...
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KIAHThere are more than 108,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant. Every day that number goes up, as the demand constantly outweighs the supply. Two decades ago, Randy Creech was one of those patients waiting for a life saving organ. "The body is...
Tribune NewspapersFormer Vice President Dick Cheney, battling a lifetime of cardiac disease, has not decided whether to seek a heart transplant but could use a device surgically inserted into his chest last week as permanent therapy for his condition, according to a source...
McClatchy TribuneArthur Plowden has become a pioneering patient for a new kind of heart pump that his doctors say offers lifesaving technology for people running low on options. Doctors at Stony Brook University Medical Center recently attached to Plowden's heart a...
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Dr. Margaret Billingham, a Stanford University pathologist who developed criteria by which surgeons could tell if a transplanted heart was thriving or being rejected, died of kidney cancer July 14 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, Calif....
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Fred Kinne Plane crash work helped win Pulitzer Fred Kinne, 93, a veteran editor who helped a San Diego newspaper win the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of a 1978 plane crash, died Aug. 9 at a nursing center in La Mesa, his family said. He had suffered...
The Downswing Golf Blog» Orlando Sentinel – The Downswing Golf BlogIf you have a free evening and want to hear an inspirational story, check out Erik Compton's appearance at Winter Park Country Club tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. Compton, a former Nationwide Tour pro now playing on a second transplanted heart, has a...
High Five: Softball team honors heart patient, a local story goes national and a huge tennis rematchCentral Florida Varsity the Blog» Orlando Sentinel – Central Florida Varsity the BlogHappy Thursday. In today's Varsity High Five we update a special story involving a heart transplant patient, detail some national buzz for a local pitcher and more. 1. Pine Castle softball team meets with heart transplant survivor. We begin with an update...
Times Staff WriterNick was lying in his mother's arms when the cellphone rang. She figured it was just another routine call. "Hi, doctor," she said, joking. "You've been avoiding us." "Well, I don't have to avoid you any longer," Dr. Juan Alejos replied. "We have a heart....
She steered with one knee, reached into the back seat and stroked the tears from her little boy's cheek. Drivers honked and shouted behind their rolled-up windows. One gave her the single-finger salute. She hardly noticed. She had something more important...
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Times Staff WritersAbout a fifth of federally funded transplant programs fail to meet the government's minimum standards for patient survival or perform too few operations to ensure competency, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. The U.S. Centers for Medicare...
Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the pioneering cardiovascular surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, developed a balloon-pumping device that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and developed mechanical heart-assist devices, died of heart...
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