Three decades beat as one: 30 years of heart transplants
Tina Medina and her son Luke Tina Medina was not a sickly child, yet she grew up knowing something was physically wrong. She had difficulty keeping up with the other kids in her sixth-grade class and couldn’t run without becoming breathless. Local physicians near her home in Moriah, New York, shrugged it off as asthma — until Tina’s heart stopped twice during a routine appendectomy. “I was told I had a severe heart condition and needed to see a cardiologist right away,” she says. At 15, Tina was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, a rare type of cardiomyopathy that causes the heart muscle to become stiff, making it difficult for the ventricles of the heart to properly fill with blood. Three years following her diagnosis, now a college freshman on her way to Syracuse University, she became severely ill with multiple episodes of congestive heart failure. “The doctors I was seeing in Burlington referred me to Boston Children’s Hospital,” she says. “It was time to look at getting a heart transplant.” Tina was listed for six months. She was in the cardiac intensive care unit at the University of Vermont Hospital in Burlington when she learned a heart had become available. “I had no perspective that this was a danger, or that this was a huge deal. I looked at it as, I am finally going to be able to run, be able to breathe and not be sick.” Boston Children’s nurse practitioner, Patricia O&...
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Hasan Mollanoori, Yazdan Rahmati, Bita Hassani, Sajjad Esmaeili, Komail Amini, Shahram Teimourian
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AbiomedÂ said it has received approval for an IDE to start an early feasibility study of what it is calling the âworldâs smallest heart pump.â Â The Danvers, MA-based company said the first-in-human trial will look at the 9 French Impella ECP heart pump in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients. Â The primary endpoint of the study is successful delivery, initiation, and maintenance of adequate hemodynamic support and a composite rate of major device-related adverse events during high-risk PCI. Â The stu...
CONCLUSIONS In this Caribbean population, uncontrolled asthma was independently associated with obesity, late-onset disease, and comorbidities of sleep apnea and depression. Poor asthma-related quality of life was independently associated with Indo-Caribbean ethnicity. PMID: 32493146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: The scale successfully translated into BM and validated. The 10-item TAI-BM appears fit for use in testing inhaler adherence of Malaysian patients with asthma. PMID: 32493083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Brynjulfsen T, Demmelmaier I, Berntsen S, Foyn TH, Andersen OK, Stang J, Sigdestad JB, Stensrud T, Tufte K, Nielsen A, Westergren T Abstract We explored motivation for physical activity (PA) and exercise in adolescents with asthma who entered and continued a 10-week play-based exercise intervention. Eighteen adolescents with asthma, aged 13-17 years, participated in a 10-week play- and interval-based indoor exercise intervention during winter and autumn months. Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted in weeks 2 and 8, focusing on motivation for PA and exercise, as well as field observations o...
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and direct surgery for excision of hemangioblastoma is a good option during pregnancy while avoiding CSF diversion procedures. The symptomatic hemangioblastoma during pregnancy can be safely operated during early pregnancy. PMID: 32494398 [PubMed]
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