Sports and Life Lessons Collide at World Transplant Games
Brock and Connor recently returned from the 2013 World Transplant Games in South Africa By Brock Marvin “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” This is what I told myself every single day that I battled severe dilated cardiomyopathy. And the phrase stayed with me for the months after my eventual heart transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Transplant Program in 2010. I always had plenty of faith that there were happier, healthier days ahead; I just needed to work a little harder than most teenagers to get there. But I wasn’t alone in the battle. Months after my transplant, my b...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories Sports & exercise Teen health congenital heart defect Elizabeth Blume heart transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news
From the surgical suite to the winner’s podium: brothers treated at Boston Children’s compete in the World Transplant Games
Though they’re two years apart, brothers Brock and Connor Marvin have a lot in common. They’re both affable, active young men who love watching and playing sports. Brock, the eldest, is a goal keeper for Oglethorpe University’s soccer team, while Connor holds places on his high school’s varsity soccer, basketball and golf teams. They were also both born with a genetic heart condition so severe it would require them to receive heart transplants within a year and a half of each other. A sudden shock On an April evening in 2008, Brock and Connor were killing time the way they normally did by tossing a ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories Sports & exercise Teen health congential heart defect Elizabeth Blume heart transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news
Stem Cells, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DCM) & Cardiomyopathies
Conclusion: ADMs delay or prevent development of DCM in dystrophin-deficient heart, but timing of stem cell transplantation may be critical for achieving benefit with cell therapy in DMDcardiac muscle.Stem Cell Research Reagents. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - January 21, 2013 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cardiomyopathy DCM ADMs Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy nestin antibodies Aorta-derived mesoangioblasts nestin antibody Stem cell markers cardiomyocytes Source Type: news
Cardio Notes: Two Meds Key in PAD Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Patients scheduled for a peripheral artery intervention do much better if they are already on statins and aspirin. Also this week, predictors of new-onset dilated cardiomyopathy. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 14, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Transplantation of Engineered Heart Tissue in Dilated CardiomyopathyTransplantation of Engineered Heart Tissue in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Is a new bridge to heart transplantation on the horizon? European Journal of Heart Failure (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news