Race Against Time for Baby in Need of Heart, Lung Transplant

Baby Olive's parents say time is running out for her.
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The first pediatric heart transplant was undertaken Dec 6, 1967, just 3 days after the first adult transplant, 50 years ago. The baby died a few hours after transplant. The medical literature has not recorded the first successful transplant. The ISHLT registry began in 1982 however we discovered a group of patients, transplanted prior to 1982, had been entered retrospectively into the registry. The study aim was to report on these patients whose outcomes were unknown.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
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We examined associations between mortality and accelerometer-measured PA using age-relevant intensity cutpoints in older women of various ethnicities. The results support the hypothesis that higher levels of accelerometer-measured PA, even when below the moderate-intensity threshold recommended in current guidelines, are associated with lower all-cause and CVD mortality in women aged 63 to 99. Our findings expand on previous studies showing that higher self-reported PA reduces mortality in adults aged 60 and older, specifically in older women, and at less than recommended amounts. Moreover, our findings challenge th...
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Abigail underwent open-heart surgery and received care in Boston Children’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Traveling through Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you feel the warmth of natural light and a soothing sense of calm. One mom, leaning delicately over her son’s bedside, caresses his forehead and gently whispers a lullaby. Only a few steps away, a father rests in a chair with his tiny son on his chest. Lifesaving technology fills the 24-bed NICU and a reassuring team of specialized physicians, nurses and Child Life Specialists monitor, treat and embrace their delicate patients. Nea...
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Christiaan Barnard's first human heart transplant in Cape Town on 3rd December 1967 stunned the world and surprised the medical profession.1 This was followed three days later by Kantrowitz in New York who transplanted a 17 day old baby with a 2 day old donor heart. The infant died six hours later. Barnard's first recipient, Washkansky, died after 18 days but on 2nd January 1968 he performed a second transplant on Philip Blaiberg, a 58 year old dentist, who lived for 20 months. During this time Blaiberg published an interesting account of his experiences with the title "Looking at my Heart".
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Charlie Gard was a one-year-old boy who had a rare genetic disease leaving him blind, comatose, and unable to breathe on his own. This metabolic disorder can be fatal and has no known cure. Charlie’s parents wanted him treated with experimental drugs in the hope that a miracle would happen. As reported in the press, the British medical and legal community considered this care futile and blocked it. This sad story created a flurry of public discussion about ethics, end of life care, and patient and parent autonomy. Experts debated the wisdom of the parents’ decision. The discussion centered on whether ...
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Amanda Mattioli was working in Afghanistan as a government contractor and had just completed a whirlwind round of travel to three separate continents when she learned she was pregnant. The helicopter unit that took her back to the main base so she could return home for her pregnancy gave her a unit sticker to commemorate her baby’s first helicopter ride. Little did she know it would also mark the beginning of a much longer journey for her and her son, William “Jayce” James. Amanda got her first hint the ride would be bumpy at her 20-week ultrasound, when she learned Jayce’s heart was on the right si...
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