Tag: Heart Status
US Health News publishes an annual report evaluating the nation’s hospitals in a number of specialties, including cardiology and specialties like Heart Transplantation.
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 […]
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. […]
Once you are enrolled in a heart transplant wait list, you will be assigned a heart transplant coordinator. At Columbia Presbyterian, there were four coordinators to handle more than 150 wait list patients. The role of the coordinators at Columbia Pres was different than the role of the coordinators at Tampa General Hospital. At Columbia, […]
I had seven heart attacks on September 9, 2000. On September 10th, 2000, I successfully underwent six-way open-heart bypass surgery. My friend and Albany cardiologist, Dr. John Bennett and Dr. Larry Safi of Prime Care Cardiology saved my life. Thank you gentlemen! At first, I thought it was a shoulder injury suffered the night before […]