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Mother of 4 gets life-saving heart transplant after surviving 2 heart attacks
A Texas woman is hoping to raise awareness about heart disease after she survived two near-fatal heart attacks, underwent a heart transplant and lost her mother to a heart attack in a single year. Kristen Patton, 41, suffered her first heart attack with no warning on Christmas Eve 2015. She had
Friends Get Organ Transplant From Same Donor
Fred Nelis and Gordon Veldman consider themselves "organ brothers" because they each received an organ from the same donor. They've known each other for more than a decade, but only learned of their mutual organ donor after their families bumped into each other in the waiting room at Spectrum
Read an Excerpt of Dick Cheney's New Book 'Heart: An American Medical Odyssey'
READ AN EXCERPT OF THE PROLOGUE BELOW AND WATCH DICK CHENEY IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON “THIS WEEK’ SUNDAY. Excerpted from “HEART: An American Medical Odyssey” by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, M.D. with Liz Cheney. Copyright © 2013 by Richard B. Cheney, Jonathan Reiner,...
Dick Cheney's Fear of Heart Device Hacks Justified, Experts Say
Dick Cheney's fear of assassination by heart device hack was justified, according to medical device security experts. The former vice president, who relied on a pacemaker, an implantable defibrillator and a left ventricular assist device before undergoing a heart transplant in March 2012, said he
Randy Travis Gets Heart Device
Country star Randy Travis remains in critical condition at the Texas hospital where he is being treated for viral cardiomypoathy, his rep told ABC News today in a statement. “Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery,” the statement reads. “Travis was admitted...
Teen Takes Artificial Heart to School as She Waits for Transplant
Kyah DeSimone loves hip-hop dance, basketball, sleepovers and fashion. But the 13-year-old Bostonian carries a weight on her shoulder that few middle schoolers can imagine: the black purse that powers her partial artificial heart , and the looming prospect of a heart transplant. Diagnosed with
After Losing 100 Pounds, California Man Gets New Heart
Suitulaga Hunkin was just 26 years old when he learned that his heart had worn out. He went to the hospital believing he was suffering from heat stroke, only to end up being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy . His heart had been stretched out and weakened, and, unlike a rubber band, it could not simply
Dick Cheney to Pen Memoir About Heart Troubles
For years late night comics have wondered whether or not Dick Cheney has a heart. Now we have an answer — he does. And he’s writing a book about it. The “non-political memoir,” to be published late next year, will chronicle the former vice president’s...
Man Becomes First Duchenne Patient to Get LVAD
Although he made it to 29 years old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy , Jason Williams was not expected to survive more than another year. But this week, doctors announced that Williams no longer has an expiration date. Thanks to a groundbreaking surgery that's never been performed on a Duchenne
A Ventricular Assist Device Is One Child's Last Hope
Berlin Heart helped 6 year-old patient survive until her donor heart arrived.