Clinical Guide To Heart Transplantation

Autore: Jon Kobashigawa
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319437739
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This is a concise review of up-to-date concepts and techniques in the discipline of heart transplantation. It is a review and reference for practitioners managing patients with advanced heart disease, including patients with end-stage heart failure, mechanical circulatory support or transplant recipients. Heart failure is a major public health issue, with a prevalence of over 5.8 million in the USA, and over 23 million worldwide, and rising. The lifetime risk of developing heart failure is one in five. Heart failure carries substantial morbidity and mortality, with 5-year mortality that rival those of many cancers. As heart transplantation remains the best treatment option for patients with end stage heart failure, this primer will provide valuable information and management strategies for physicians caring for these patients. Also, due to continued shortage in donor organs, heart transplantation is a limited resource – which further underscores the importance of appropriately evaluating patients for transplant candidacy and managing their pre, peri- and post-transplant care for maximum benefit and best outcomes.​

Spiritual Heart Transplant

Autore: UNDEFEATED
Editore: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1506901794
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The word spiritual has everything to do with self-discipline, the character and pattern of behavior; the way you feel; the way you think and the surrounding you are around. The word “heart” refers to the muscle that pumps blood received from veins into the arteries throughout the body. The Bible defines the heart as the center of physical activity. The heart thinks, remembers, reflects, and meditates what’s in it. The Spirit of God will give us a new heart. A cheerful heart is good medicine for us and our surrounding. The word “transplant” means to uproot, replant, resettle, relocate, or transfer to another place or situation with effort. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 Keywords: Spiritual, God, Heart, Transplant, Spirit, Bible

Heart Transplant

Autore: Doris McGee
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434374890
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This lively story covers three immigrant families who came to the United States in the 19th century to make new lives, and a fourth clan already living in the states. The Ashers arrived from Scotland, the Rust-Hanson family from Norway, and Simon Seigel from Germany along with his spouse from England. Already located in the Northeast, the Wheaton family and its Andrew component made a singular contribution to later descendants. The book traces the back story, legacies and offspring of these families, along with their contributions to American and Canadian history. The lives of descendants included service in the Civil War and two World Wars, and contributions in medicine, business, education, religion, the arts and social care. The work has over a thousand photos that supplement biographical information on nearly a thousand individuals and six hundred and fifty families.

Heart Transplant

Autore: Andrew Vachss
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621151166
Grandezza: 80,94 MB
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School bullying is universally decried, bemoaned, and condemned. Newspapers, magazines, television, and movies all reflect the ugly truth ... bullying is not only on the rise, but becoming more dangerous every day. Whether it's a teenager committing suicide as a result of a Facebook posting or a group of schoolchildren taunting another autistic child and filming it for the "entertainment" of others, the longest-lasting, deepest-scarring impact of bullying is emotional, not physical. Failure to understand this has handicapped an already-insipid series of failed "solutions." Heart Transplant is aimed at actually *changing* the way we deal with perhaps the most critical issue for children and parents alike today. To accomplish this mission, an entirely new medium was created. Neither a graphic novel nor a self-help book, it uses elements of both to deconstruct bullying, and to offer both teens and their parents the true "facts of life." Nine-year-old Sean's only experience with parenting was the series of men his alcoholic mother made him call "Daddy." He knows he doesn't belong ... anywhere. And never will. He sees himself as others see him: Outsider. When Sean comes home from school one day, he opens the door to a pair of corpses — his latest "father's" attempt at dope-dealing ended badly. The police arrive, the bodies are bagged, and the "Welfare lady" is telling Sean how much he's going to love his new foster home when an older man suddenly crosses the threshold. He tells the social worker that he's the father of the dead man, so that makes him responsible for his "grandson." And he offers Sean a choice: come and live with him, or take his chances with foster care. Life with the man Sean comes to call "Pop" is Paradise compared to the past. A brilliant and hardworking student, Sean finally has someone to show his report card to ... and he listens to Pop harder than he ever did to a teacher. Still an Outsider, yes, but now there's one place on earth where he knows he's always welcome. And always safe. But puberty brings Sean into a new world; a world where he is bullied every day ... a world where his status as "Outsider" is confirmed in endlessly cruel ways. He never complains, but Pop quickly discovers the truth. When Sean protests that "It didn't hurt." his real father responds that he knows that's a lie ... because when his son is hurt, he hurts, too. This is Sean's first experience with empathy, and his first understanding of emotional abuse. His understanding of bullying comes later ... when Pop shows him not only its true roots, but its antidote. Pop gives his son what he needs most: A heart transplant. It is not until after Pop's death that Sean learns the special sacrifice his father had made to give him that transplant, and that final understanding is Sean's ultimate legacy. Timely and confrontational, HEART TRANSPLANT is the gripping story of young boy's transformation from bullied "outsider" to true manhood. The universality of this work is such that what Sean learns is communicated to bullied children and their parent(s) alike. It speaks with a truth that cannot be denied, but also with a response that can be replicated. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Whisper Of Spring Time Jason S Heart Transplant Miracle

Autore: Tedi Tuttle Wixom
Editore: Good heart Press
ISBN: 1618131516
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A true story of one family's tenacity and courage to save their son's life. How would you react if your baby lapsed into a seizure and stopped breathing? On the verge of death due to an inherited heart disease, a miracle occurs for Jason! Transported by Life Flight from Salt Lake City, Utah USA to Southern California, he receives a two-year-old child’s heart during a midnight surgery. This detailed narrative of an infant heart transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) will ignite a flame in the very core of your soul.

Infinite Resignation The Art Of An Infant Heart Transplant

Autore: Ernest Kroeker
Editore: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460225120
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When the surgeons informed us that our unborn child had a fatal heart condition I was devastated. The only hope they offered was an infant transplant which was not only experimental but it was also unlikely that a donor organ would be found in time. Five years earlier Dr. Leonard Bailey had rocked the world when he transplanted the heart of a baboon into a human baby. He went on to pioneer an infant transplant program but it was still very much in its infancy. The medical community was deeply divided on questions related to the ethics and efficacy of this approach. I came to the conclusion that a decision for or against a transplant would need to be based entirely on faith. I was ill-equipped to perform an act of faith but I remembered studying Kierkegaard in my first year at university. In his book, Fear and Trembling, he asserts that the first movement of faith is Infinite Resignation. Starting with my own very tentative movements of Infinite Resignation and progressing toward Moriah - this is a very personal story of an odyssey to save the life of our son.

The Heart Transplant Of My Girlfriend

Autore: Ajay Sharma
Editore: Notion Press
ISBN: 1645876594
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It was 9th of February 2014, in Maa Kalkaa’s temple, when Zindagi asked me to write our story in the form of a novel. I was utterly astounded to see such a wish coming from her, but such was my love for her that it didn’t take me even seconds to say a yes. When I wanted to prove my love to her by writing this novel, nowhere in my mind had I thought that my love story would take such a tragic turn. The Heart Transplant of my Girlfriend is just a small attempt to fulfil the promise that I made to the most beautiful girl of my life. “Sometimes, promises are also kept in people’s absence.”

The Transplanted Heart

Autore: Peter Hawthorne
Editore:
ISBN:
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Heart Transplantation

Autore: Antonio Loforte
Editore:
ISBN: 1789238013
Grandezza: 57,92 MB
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Heart Transplantation

Autore: Ikuko Tomomatsu
Editore:
ISBN:
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The aim of this thesis is to facilitate an understanding of the experiences of Japanese heart transplant recipients in terms of how their identities are transformed. The thesis contributes to the discipline by providing an understanding of issues relating to the surgical procedure of heart transplants, the labelling of the recipients by the Japanese government and Japanese cultural factors. This is a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews, which have been analysed thematically. The thesis sheds light on two major aspects of heart transplantation. One is the experiences of heart transplant recipients, from diagnosis through surgery to recovery. The other is the influence of Japanese cultural expectations about the body and the custom of reciprocal gift-exchange on recipients' experiences. In so doing, this thesis argues that heart transplant recipients face an issue of identity crisis when making a decision to have transplant surgery, and that identity is reconstructed in the post-operational period. In this process, the recipients face social stigma as the result of having a heart transplant. Considering heart transplants as they are viewed by Japanese people in everyday life, the use of an organ for this medical purpose is in conflict with conventional attitudes towards the treatment of the dead body in Japan. In addition, it is difficult for the practice of altruistic organ donation to take root in the modern consumer culture of Japan, where gift-giving has become a quasi-commercial transaction. As a result of these phenomena, anonymous relationships between heart transplant recipients and donors are varied in terms of the gift relationship. It is key how Japanese heart transplant recipients repay their donor. The repayment strategies are impacted by cultural factors.

Heart Transplant

Autore: Patrick J. McDonald
Editore: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781451292497
Grandezza: 61,82 MB
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Sometimes, the only way to avoid death is to walk a difficult road and to re-discover life. Solomon Stern is a successful surgeon, who must now choose between life and death on his own behalf, rather than his patients. He does not accept this challenge easily, but his degenerative heart disease forces him to face the option of a heart transplant--or die.The decisions surrounding the transplant, surgery, recovery, and lifestyle, invite him to examine every aspect of how he loves and how he lives.Patrick J. McDonald joins Solomon on the road as his moreh derech (rabbi, advisor, and spiritual friend). They travel the road together and explore questions of life, love, and friendship, from both the Jewish and Christian traditions.Their conversations enrich not only the two of them, but invite the reader to be equally enriched. The book offers a detailed description of the heart transplant experience, but Sol's story is really every person's story, as the unexpected in life forces us to re-examine how we live. The book invites the reader to come along for the journey and enjoy the trip.

Change Of Heart

Autore: Mitchell Fink
Editore: Open Books Press
ISBN: 9780985273712
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New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Fink traces the concurrent stories of Robert Dunn and Dorothy Moore. Dunn experienced hatred and bigotry from an early age as the youngest member of the first black family to move into a Queens, New York neighborhood inhabited mostly by white Irish-Catholics. At precisely the same time, Moore was being abandoned by her Irish-Catholic parents and left to grow up in an orphanage These two extraordinary stories became one in the spring of 1998 when the world-renown heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, implanted Dorothy Moore's heart into Robert Dunn's chest. The compelling events prior to the transplant, and the terror Robert Dunn walked through once he realized his life was saved by a white woman who may have grown up among the same kind of people who brutalized him as a child, is what led to his transformation as a man and his true Change of Heart. Fink became like a brother to Robert Dunn during last two years of his life, absorbing his journey. He spent more than a year with Dorothy's family, chronicling her story.

Waiting 568 Thoughts While Waiting For A Heart Transplant

Autore: Kate O'Boyle
Editore: Catherine O'Boyle
ISBN: 9781947703056
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568 Thoughts While Waiting for a Heart Transplant

Cardiac Transplantation

Autore: Susan Moffatt-Bruce
Editore: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9535100009
Grandezza: 45,77 MB
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We are truly in an era of change not only in terms of technology but in the type of patient we are caring for. That is why I feel this book is exciting in that it presents the team approach to the transplant patient. I am confident that the pioneers of cardiac transplantation would be pleased with our response to challenges in healthcare today and be pleased with the final product.

Transplant Infections

Autore: Raleigh A. Bowden
Editore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451148097
Grandezza: 70,98 MB
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Transplant Infections is a practical, clinically focused reference covering the common and more unusual bacterial, viral, and fungal infections affecting patients who have received stem cell or solid organ transplants. It provides a comprehensive review of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of opportunistic infections and presents strategies for infection prevention and control. Highlights of the Third Edition include a chapter on new immunosuppressive agents and expanded coverage of tropical infections and West Nile virus.

Heart Failure

Autore: José Marín-García
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1607611473
Grandezza: 80,50 MB
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Heart Failure (HF) is the final and common pathway of all cardiovascular diseases. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside helps address a significant need to develop new paradigms and to identify novel therapeutic targets for this pervasive disease. An authoritative contribution to the field, this book provides a detailed description of new findings and emerging methodologies, as well as a critical clinical evaluation of the complex HF syndrome and future therapies. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside includes a primer on gene profiling and bioenergetics of the normal heart and a discussion of the molecular, genetic, biochemical and cellular techniques critical to understanding HF. Further chapters discuss cardiac remodeling, oxidative stress, and alterations in other organs and systems that are often associated with HF. This book thoughtfully evaluates current and forthcoming diagnostic techniques and therapies, pharmaceutical and pharmacogenomic-based individualized medicine, gene and cell-based therapies, and the search for new frontiers. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside presents a clear view of up-to-date approaches to clinical diagnosis and treatment, as well as offering insightful critiques of original and creative scientific thoughts on post-genomic HF research.

Heart Transplantation

Autore: James K. Kirklin
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ISBN:
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This truly comprehensive reference is devoted to every aspect of heart transplantation. It not only covers the surgical procedures for the donor and recipient, but also explores pre and post operative patient management, operative techniques and non-surgical cardiac management options. The 3 reasons you need this book are: (1) Extensive outline and bolded phrases will provide you with QUICK and EASY access to the information; (2) Over 700 illustrations will provide an additional visual aid to enhance your understanding of the text; and (3) Access to information on all the most currently used immunosuppressive drugs and other modalities with helpful tables Covers the critical subjects of basic science, causation theories, clinical manifestation, and available therapies for acute and chronic allograft rejection. Devotes an entire chapter to pediatric heart transplantation and details those areas which are unique to the infant, child, and adolescent. Provides a thorough explanation of the immunologic basis of transplantation. Dedicates a chapter to techniques of analysis in outcomes research in both single and multi-institutional studies. Describes individual post-transplantation infections along with treatment options and doses. Offers detailed survival analyses with risk factors for various causes of death based on the most current data available. Includes information on all currently used immunosuppresive drugs and other modalities in helpful tables which includes data on mechanism, chemistry, metabolism, indications, and toxicities of each agent. Facilitates quick reference with extensive outlines and bolded phrases.

Heart Transplant Current Indications And Patient Selection

Autore: Ulises López-Cardoza
Editore:
ISBN:
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Heart transplant remains the gold standard treatment for end-stage heart failure, in spite of the recent advances in pharmacological treatment and device therapy. As expected, since the first heart transplant was performed 50 years ago, outcomes in heart transplant have continued to improve over the last decades focusing on perioperative management, the availability of newer and better mechanical circulatory support before and after heart transplant and immunosuppressive drug development. Nonetheless, in the last years we have witnessed a significant drop in the heart donor's pool as the greatest limiting factor, coupled with a rising number of advanced heart failure patients. Moreover, the difficulty in handling these patients, with multiple and more complex comorbidities, is continuously increasing. More importantly and despite these difficulties, conditional half-life in transplanted patients has nowadays reached 12 years of life expectancy. Thus, besides trying to increase donor numbers, candidate selection emerges as one of the most challenging issues for heart transplant programs. In this chapter we review the latest knowledge on indications for heart transplant, as well as the available screening and optimization tools in candidate selection in order to continue improving outcomes.

Heart Failure An Issue Of Cardiology Clinics

Autore: Howard J Eisen
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323277837
Grandezza: 57,75 MB
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Over 5.7 million people in America carry a diagnosis of heart failure, the incidence of which approaches 1 in 100 people over the age of 65. The cost to society is estimated at $29 billion annually and over 1.1 million hospital admissions. For hospitalized heart failure patients, the 30-day readmission rate approaches 25%. As our population ages these numbers are expected to grow. This issue of Cardiology Clinics helps practitioners to manage patients at all ACC/AHA stages of heart failure and addresses key issues that include sudden cardiac death, arrhythmias, acute decompensated heart failure, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Braunwald S Heart Disease E Book

Autore: Robert O. Bonow
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437727700
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Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at www.expertconsult.com.