Tag: Transplant wait list
US Health News publishes an annual report evaluating the nation’s hospitals in a number of specialties, including cardiology and specialties like Heart Transplantation.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
An intriguing major development in organ transplantation was announced by Sweden and the UK who worked jointly on an amazing synthetic organ transplant for a terminal cancer patient. The patient has been closely monitored for the past month and is due to be released from the hospital tomorrow. The news is startling because it demonstrates […]
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 […]