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Top Rated Cardiology Hospital: Cleveland Clinic

Top Rated Cardiology Hospital: Cleveland Clinic

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

To qualify as a successful heart transplant center, the facility must offer the latest and greatest physician care practices, technologically enhanced equipment, expert nursing care and a proven track record.

Love, Smile, Laugh, Create, Garden, Fish and You

Love, Smile, Laugh, Create, Garden, Fish and You

| August 11, 2015 | 3 Comments

November 2, 2015 will mark my six-year heart transplant anniversary. My Tampa General transplant team counts the years, but I count the grandchildren. With the birth of future sumo wrestler, Cameron Doolittle, I have now met five (of ten) grandchildren that I might not have met without the gift of a second life. How blessed […]

Ben Pollara – July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015

Ben Pollara – July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ben Pollara July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015 When I think of Ben, I want to laugh, have one more cocktail, watch that brain in action.  In fact, when Tampa came up as a possibility for a transplant, I contacted Ben, who had relocated to Tampa General Hospital. It was Ben who gave me […]

Buttless In Tampa

Buttless In Tampa

| February 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

From that day on, Lily has called me “Beepa,” apparently 4-year old speak for “buttless.”

Energy Drinks And Your Heart

Energy Drinks And Your Heart

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seemingly innocent enough, this industry is largely unregulated but a recent study, from the University of Bonn, Germany, suggests we should pay more attention to the effects of these beverages, especially as they relate to heart performance.

4 Years And Counting

4 Years And Counting

| November 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

We spent my 4-year heart transplant anniversary with Kip and Judy and the 5 hockey boys in Hanover.

PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two-time heart transplant recipient, Erik Compton, a member of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, a highly competitive calling.

So, This Is The Point!

So, This Is The Point!

| August 7, 2013 | 12 Comments

Then, I remind myself that this is why I received the heart transplant. These very special, precious time frames are the point.

Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

As of July, 19 2013, there were 3,558 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.

In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.

From January 1 through April 30, 2013, 783 heart transplants were performed.

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]