Tag: \Dr. Rynde-Hoffman

The Professional Heart Transplant Patient

The Professional Heart Transplant Patient

One of the realities of being a heart transplant patient is that you will become a professional patient, a job you may never have seen coming.

| December 20, 2012 | 1 Comments
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How To Pick The Best Heart Transplant Center

How To Pick The Best Heart Transplant Center

Before choosing your heart transplant center, there are several things you should understand about the cneter’s waiting list and the recovery practices.

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Heart Transplantation And Little Things

Heart Transplantation And Little Things

Heart transplant patients are bound to suffer little setbacks but keeping ypour eye on the big picture is most imporatnt.

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Hiland Transplanted 11-02-09

Hiland Transplanted 11-02-09

After more than two years on the heart transplant wait list, I received the magical gift of a new life from a generous 25-year old donor.

| January 14, 2012 | 9 Comments
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Heart Transplant And The Release Technique

Heart Transplant And The Release Technique

 Happy Holidays to all and especially to all those waiting for heart transplantation and those who are in transplant recovery! In my last article, I mentioned the theory of epigenetics, which states that your outer (epi) genetics or environment has at least as much influence and in some cases more influence with your four quadrants; health, […]

| December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
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My Two Year Review

My Two Year Review

Medical care and hospitals have certainly been a big part of my two years with this magnificent heart.  I arrived in Tampa for my two-year review and a session with Dr. Albakri on Wednesday.  He is a really great guy and excellent neurologist. You have probably heard enough about the transplant center’s psychologist, Dr. Kronsnoble […]

| November 5, 2011 | 0 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 | 4 Comments
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The Heart Biopsy

The Heart Biopsy

Last Friday, I had a heart biopsy.  At this point of recovery, I would normally be on an every six-month biopsy schedule.  The complexity of my transplant calls for a heart biopsy every three months.  Once again, the results were very positive. I mentioned before that I preferred the way Dr. Hoffman of Tampa General […]

| August 3, 2011 | 1 Comments
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The Right Heart Catheterization

The Right Heart Catheterization

While on the waiting list and after the heart transplant, the patient will undergo a series of right heart catheterizations, left heart catheterizations and numerous heart biopsies. From the patient’s perspective, the right heart catheterization and the heart biopsy are strikingly similar. The right heart catheterization and the biopsy can be performed using entry points […]

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
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