What it takes to wait for a heart transplant

By Sara Cline Posted Jun 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM TAUNTON — If a person on the national organ transplant waiting list, receives a call that a heart is available for them, there is no time to waste. The patient has around two hours to get to the hospital for the transplant. And while in the moment it may seem Read more about What it takes to wait for a heart transplant[…]

Brianna’s heart: Taunton student who had transplant wants to be a nurse – Enterprise News

This was originally published on this siteSara Cline @saraclinenews TAUNTON — Dilated cardiomyopathy, Rituxan, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder and heart transplant. Many people have never heard of most of these terms, let alone use them in their day-to-day vocabulary. But for Brianna Seaver, a 17-year-old senior at Taunton High School, these words Read more about Brianna’s heart: Taunton student who had transplant wants to be a nurse – Enterprise News[…]

Praise for fundraising in aid of Leeds heart transplant teen Connor – Yorkshire Evening Post

This was originally published on this site The family of heart transplant teenager Connor Laws has sent out a grateful ‘thank you’ message after a hugely-successful fundraising day in east Leeds. Hundreds of people attended the event at East Leeds ARLFC in Richmond Hill, which was organised to raise funds for 14-year-old Connor. As previously Read more about Praise for fundraising in aid of Leeds heart transplant teen Connor – Yorkshire Evening Post[…]

Baby Tenley gets heart transplant at Texas Children’s Hospital – KPRC Houston

This was originally published on this site By Haley Hernandez – Health Reporter Posted: 7:21 PM, May 29, 2017 Updated: 7:57 PM, May 29, 2017 HOUSTON – Texas Children’s Hospital joined the ranks of three other hospitals last week for surpassing 1,500 transplants. One of them was a lifesaving heart transplant for Tenley Kennedy, who KPRC Read more about Baby Tenley gets heart transplant at Texas Children’s Hospital – KPRC Houston[…]

Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients – Science Daily

This was originally published on this siteThe way in which heart and lung transplant recipients acquired a specific species of bacteria, Mycoplasma hominis, had been previously undefined, and the bacterium was difficult to test. Originally, this bacterium was considered to reside exclusively in, and be a potential pathogen of, the area of the reproductive and Read more about Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients – Science Daily[…]

Judge Backs Heart Transplant Program – WUSF News

This was originally published on this site WUSF News Judge Backs Heart Transplant Program WUSF News Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is approved to perform pediatric heart transplants, also weighed in against the Nicklaus proposal. But Watkins wrote, in part, that approving a certificate of need for Nicklaus wouldn’t harm Jackson Memorial or Joe …and more »

Transplant recipient: ‘I don’t take one day for granted’ – Tribune-Review

This was originally published on this siteUpdated less than a minute ago Inside Brittany Grimm beats the heart of a 31-year-old man. The 21-year-old college junior got a second chance at life 10 years ago when she received a heart transplant in Pittsburgh – an event that informs virtually everything about her life today. “Every Read more about Transplant recipient: ‘I don’t take one day for granted’ – Tribune-Review[…]

Mother gets chance to hear, feel daughter’s heart beat in transplant recipient – WFLA

This was originally published on this siteTAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Garrett Leopold was born in 1996 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The left side of his heart was underdeveloped. At just three-months-old, Leopold needed his first heart transplant. Amanda Pierce was born a healthy little girl who lived a blessed life until 2013, her senior Read more about Mother gets chance to hear, feel daughter’s heart beat in transplant recipient – WFLA[…]

Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant – The Guardian

This was originally published on this siteA novel that “illustrates what it is to be human” has become the first translated book to win the Wellcome prize for science writing. Maylis de Kerangal’s Mend the Living, which tracks the journey of a heart from donor to recipient over 24 hours, is only the second novel Read more about Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant – The Guardian[…]