Tag: wait list medications

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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Heart Transplant and Open Innovation

Heart Transplant and Open Innovation

Heart transplantation has come a long way, but there is along way to go. Open innovation may open the gates to more transparency and better recovery experiences.

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Enjoy A Healthy Heart in 2012

Enjoy A Healthy Heart in 2012

My first New Year’s Resolution is that I promise this will be my last holistic health article this month.  The response to these last few articles has been really gratifying.  Thank you! In the last two articles I discussed Epigenetics and the Release Technique.  Somewhere along the line, I came across a healing therapy called […]

| January 3, 2012 | 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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The Wait List and Heart Transplant Up Close And Personal

The Wait List and Heart Transplant Up Close And Personal

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 […]

| June 2, 2011 | 1 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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November 28, 2009

November 28, 2009

Heart Transplant Journal  By November 28th, 2009, I was in our Tampa Bay apartment resting and recovering from the heart transplant.  I had been released from the hospital 17 days earlier.  Suzanne and I found navigating through the day was filled with prescription medications, five insulin readings and injections of varying magnitudes per day, two […]

| January 16, 2011 | 3 Comments
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08-08-09 – A Day on The Wait List

08-08-09 – A Day on The Wait List

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 […]

| December 26, 2010 | 1 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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