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What is A Pre-Heart Transplant Evaluation?

What is A Pre-Heart Transplant Evaluation?

Before being admitted to a heart transplant center, you will be asked to go through a heart transplant evaluation. Your accpetancer will determine the results of your candidacy.

| March 15, 2012 | 4 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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New Info on Strokes

New Info on Strokes

New information released on Wednesday will prove enlightening to cardiologists suspecting patients have symptoms of stroke.  Some of the news is troubling but much good news is also revealed. 800,000 Americans suffer strokes every year.  Approximately one-sixth of those sufferers die from the stroke.  A large majority of the survivors are permanently disabled. A new […]

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Health Insurance For Heart Transplant

Health Insurance For Heart Transplant

Health insurance and the future of Medicare are in the news and on the table.  For persons considering the possibility of a transplant for any organ but especially the heart, understanding your health insurance choices and mapping out a health insurance strategy are very important considerations. Not only will the transplant recipient want to know exactly […]

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
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About Heart Failure

About Heart Failure

Last night I received an e-mail from a young lady.  Don’t laugh, it’s not that unusual. I have lots of daughters and daughter in-laws and two gorgeous granddaughters.  Actually, this was no laughing matter.  The woman said that she had been told by her doctor that she had heart failure and needed a transplant. She […]

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
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My Wait List Medications

My Wait List Medications

While I was waiting for heart transplantation, this is the form I used to show my medications and track my intake.  Dr. Hoffman, my cardiologist at Tampa General Hospital, insisted that I also take my blood pressure and heart rate every morning and weigh myself before eating.  I kept another chart that reflected these readings. […]

| December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments
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February 7, 2007

February 7, 2007

I liked to go to work early. There is a certain serenity in the quiet workplace. We always arose at 4:00 a.m. Suzanne would hit the road for her ten-mile church, garden and golf course jaunt and I would truck on down to work.

On February 7, I arrived at the coffee shop at 4:30. It was cold. Very cold. Surprisingly, the shop was not open, but the newspapers were there. I parked and decided to grab a paper to wait for my pre-workday caffeine fix.

| March 15, 2010 | 0 Comments
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