Tag: Open Heart Surgery
US Health News publishes an annual report evaluating the nation’s hospitals in a number of specialties, including cardiology and specialties like Heart Transplantation.
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 [...]
Today marks the nineteenth month since my heart transplant at Tampa General Hospital. It also marks the 44th month since I was referred by Dr, Mehmet Oz to the Columbia Presbyterian Heart Transplant Program under the care of the renowned cardiologist Dr. Donna Mancini. At Tampa General my cardiologist is the very qualified and very [...]
There are subtle differences between the way Columbia Presbyterian and Tampa General qualify applicants before admitting them to the wait list. Both processes were intense and very tiring. At Columbia Pres, one of the physicians that candidates meet is the staff psychiatrist. The first time we met, my bride and my youngest daughter, Abbi, were [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.