| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday,"...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday," said the statement...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:30 PM
It's one of those places we all hope to avoid.
Being on an organ transplant list is undoubtedly a scary and trying situation for anyone of any age.
But paying all due respect to the sensitivity of this delicate subject, former Vice President Dick...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:52 AM
For three years, Chula Vista resident Alfredo Castaneda has been waiting for a new heart.
"I do count the days especially now," said Castaneda. "It's hard, it's very hard to tell you the truth."
The 34-year-old has the same heart condition as...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Spectrum Health heart transplant is celebrating the passing of a big milestone this week, after receiving its Medicare certification.
The Center for Medicare Services gave the hospital its approval after an on-site review conducted in January....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Take a look at your driver's license. Do you have that little pink dot indicating you’re an organ donor? If you do, you could save a life.
That happened for 33-year-old Cory Salazar; two years ago, the mother of three was at the end stages of a...
| Apr 11, 2012
For most of 2011, Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute was "home" for Deborah Cole, 52. Thanks to the hospital's new stress management program, though, she kept up her spirits.
Three times a week, volunteers from S.M.A.R.T....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:01 AM
Six-year-old Matthew Dziekan is like any other kid. His favorite food is a mixture of Doritos, pretzels, potato chips and Fritos. He loves Thomas the Train and is a huge fan of Captain Hook; so much that he is dressing up as him for Halloween.
| May 5, 2012
| 10:06 PM
Earlier this week, Seattle Children’s Hospital performed its 100th heart transplant, dating back to 1994.
The 100th heart went to five-month-old Ethan, who was diagnosed with heart disease just after he was born.
“He came off the...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Colby Salerno, who has been blogging from Hartford Hospital about his need for a new heart, received one Tuesday.
Salerno, 24, from Cheshire, has been blogging for more than five months from the 10th floor of Hartford Hospital about his need for a...
| May 30, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Hours after surgeons gave him a new heart, Colby Salerno woke up and spoke to his parents and sisters, who surrounded his bed.
"When the breathing tube came out, you know what his first words were? 'I want to make my donor proud,'" Kelly Salerno said...
| Jun 15, 2012
Ben Shaw never believed that he would need a heart transplant at the age of twenty-six, but as a result of a gentic disorder that caused him to have extremely high cholesterol that resultes in cardiovascular disease. After living for more than year with a...