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Transplantation Medicine

Part 3: My Donor, Our Hero

June 2, 2014 mhyh 0

Five months to the day after I received my new heart, I received yet another blessing. In the mail was a letter from my donor family. Before I even opened the envelope, I was overwhelmed with tears. Amidst their pain, they had reached out to me, and I knew that in a moment I …

Part 2: My Diseased Heart

May 30, 2014 mhyh 0

Six hours after receiving the¬†call, stating that a heart was gifted to me, we arrived at the Cleveland Clinic. I walked into the ICU at 8:30am where I was prepped for surgery. They placed IV and arterial lines, drew several tubes of blood, and we spoke with my surgeons. My f …

The Cost of Cure: The Heart Truth

February 28, 2013 mhyh 3

Cardio-Oncology and the Growing Burden of Cardiovascular Disease as a Result of the Past Treatment of Cancer Michael G. Dickinson, MD, FACC Imagine the frustration of being a survivor of cancer and then to begin having unexplained symptoms. Then imagine if your physicians do …