Transplantation

PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

Two-time heart transplant recipient, Erik Compton, a member of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, a highly competitive calling.

| September 4, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Meranol: My Happy Pill And The Rest

Meranol: My Happy Pill And The Rest

I filled my weekly pillbox this evening. It is a lot lighter than it used to be. Now, I take 15 pills a day, 7 in the morning and 8 at night, and about two diabetes injections a day. I filled my weekly pillbox this evening. It is a lot lighter than it used to be. Now, I take 15 pills a day, 7 in the morning and 8 at night, and about two diabetes injections a day.

| June 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Ken’s Heart Transplant Recovery Battle

Ken’s Heart Transplant Recovery Battle

Ken’s transplant recovery is not the happiest transplant experience but it says a lot about the survival instincts you may need to summon if things go wrong and especially if you encounter the dreaded aspergillius mold infection.

| March 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Vata Derangement, The Shrink and Heart Transplantation

Vata Derangement, The Shrink and Heart Transplantation

The battle from the effects of heart transplantation continues here in Albany NY. Of late, a combination of dreadful weather, two bouts with the flu and some surgical procedures have left me reeling. I have pretty much been confined to quarters since December 27th. My only escapes have been to see physicians. These appointments have […]

| March 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Blood Tests for Heart Transplant Patients

Blood Tests for Heart Transplant Patients

As a heart transplant enrollee, you are going to have hundreds of blood draws before and after your transplant. It may not seem like it, but they all serve a purpose.

| January 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
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The Professional Heart Transplant Patient

The Professional Heart Transplant Patient

One of the realities of being a heart transplant patient is that you will become a professional patient, a job you may never have seen coming.

| December 20, 2012 | 1 Comments
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Extending the Donor Organ Age

Extending the Donor Organ Age

Astonishingly, in Europe 4,500 hearts that are approved for transplantation are not being used every year. Br. Bombardini explained this phenomenon,

| December 12, 2012 | 3 Comments
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One Happy Heart Transplant’s Thanksgiving

One Happy Heart Transplant’s Thanksgiving

My hope is that wherever you are in the transplant cycle, you will rejoice in your prolonged life or in the hope that accompanies the wait.

| December 9, 2012 | 11 Comments
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Understanding The Heart Organ Award System

Understanding The Heart Organ Award System

Do you know when “the call” might come? Read this and you might understand a little beter how organs and awarded.

| October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Medicine Cocktail May Help Patients Avoid Heart Transplant

Medicine Cocktail May Help Patients Avoid Heart Transplant

The Jewish Hospital of Louisville announced a new medicine cocktail that may eliminate or seriously delay the need for heart transplantation..

| August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
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