Tag: congestive heart failure

Medicine Cocktail May Help Patients Avoid Heart Transplant

Medicine Cocktail May Help Patients Avoid Heart Transplant

The Jewish Hospital of Louisville announced a new medicine cocktail that may eliminate or seriously delay the need for heart transplantation..

| August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Who Gets A Heart Transplant

Who Gets A Heart Transplant

It is only natural to think about how and when you will receive a heart transplant. This article may help you understand the wait.

| March 7, 2012 | 4 Comments
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What Is A Heart Transplant?

What Is A Heart Transplant?

Heart transplantation is a remedy for congestive heart failure and end stage heart diease that comes with benefits and risks.

| February 16, 2012 | 6 Comments
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Heart Failure, Heart Disease and Stem Cells

Heart Failure, Heart Disease and Stem Cells

Stem cell treatments for damaged hearts, heart disease and heart failure are closing in on revolutionary developments that not only repair damaged hearts but also eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs.  The newest discoveries range from trials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Stanford University, Louisville’s Jewish Hospital, the University of Buffalo and the […]

| November 16, 2011 | 4 Comments
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5 Transplant Questions You Should Ask

5 Transplant Questions You Should Ask

Suppose you are scheduled for testing at a transplant center and this testing will determine whether or not you are chosen to be on the wait list.  You can expect to go through rigorous testing.  The testing will include a conversation with the center’s psychiatrist, who will decide if you are mentally prepared for the […]

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
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New Wait List Statistics

New Wait List Statistics

As of August 31st, 2011, there are 121,264 patients on wait lists at U.S. Transplant Centers.  Of those 121,264 patients, 3,202 persons are awaiting heart transplants while an additional 69 patients are awaiting a heart/lung transplant. The majority of wait listed patients (95,531) patients are awaiting a kidney transplant and another 16.952 patients are awaiting […]

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Another Plastic Heart Implanted

Another Plastic Heart Implanted

The BBC reported last week that another plastic heart implant was installed in Matthew Green.  Green is a 40-year old man who is in end stage heart disease and has been waiting for an organ for transplantation.  Green recovered nicely from the surgery and is home with his wife and son.  The plastic heart is […]

| August 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Would You Accept the Heart of a Convicted Killer?

Would You Accept the Heart of a Convicted Killer?

I hope you can find the time to comment on this subject. Over the weekend, I received a call from Jonel of MSNBC. Jonel was following up on a story in the New York Times. The situation involved a young fugitive facing the death sentence who has volunteered to donate his organs, including his heart. […]

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Less Invasive Options For Heart Disease

Less Invasive Options For Heart Disease

Less Invasive Heart Surgery  I had a different article in mind for today, but I was so excited with an article in the Sunday New York Times magazine that I thought it worth sharing.  Part of the article is advertising but I believe there is merit in this article. Heart disease patients can find hope […]

| March 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Wait List & Recovery Heart Transplant Survival Tips

Wait List & Recovery Heart Transplant Survival Tips

Basically, I am a creature of habit. Whether you are on the wait list or have already received your new heart, our habits have advantages and disadvantages. Some of those habits we can throw out the window. Diet is likely to be one of the most difficult habits to change. In my case, my daily wait […]

| March 21, 2011 | 1 Comments
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