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Opinion L.A.Former Vice President Dick Cheney undergoes a heart transplant operation; let the one-liners begin!...
Nation NowWhat began as a flight of medical mercy turned into a tragedy without warning, according to federal investigators probing the recent Florida crash of a helicopter carrying a heart transplant team....
Sports NowHeart transplant patient Erik Compton on leaderboard at Humana Challenge; Phil Mickelson tied for 25th....
The first week after her heart transplant, Eileen Ryan was a wreck. Overcome by weakness, she couldn't stand or walk. Going home from the hospital, she had to rely on a wheelchair. That was in December 2008. By spring, Ryan was steadily regaining...
Dr. Margaret Billingham, a Stanford University pathologist who developed criteria by which surgeons could tell if a transplanted heart was thriving or being rejected, died of kidney cancer July 14 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, Calif....
Fred Kinne Plane crash work helped win Pulitzer Fred Kinne, 93, a veteran editor who helped a San Diego newspaper win the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of a 1978 plane crash, died Aug. 9 at a nursing center in La Mesa, his family said. He had suffered...
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Times Staff WriterNick was lying in his mother's arms when the cellphone rang. She figured it was just another routine call. "Hi, doctor," she said, joking. "You've been avoiding us." "Well, I don't have to avoid you any longer," Dr. Juan Alejos replied. "We have a heart....
She steered with one knee, reached into the back seat and stroked the tears from her little boy's cheek. Drivers honked and shouted behind their rolled-up windows. One gave her the single-finger salute. She hardly noticed. She had something more important...
Times Staff WritersAbout a fifth of federally funded transplant programs fail to meet the government's minimum standards for patient survival or perform too few operations to ensure competency, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. The U.S. Centers for Medicare...
Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the pioneering cardiovascular surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, developed a balloon-pumping device that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and developed mechanical heart-assist devices, died of heart...
Times Staff WritersUC San Diego Medical Center announced Friday that it was voluntarily shutting its heart transplant program — at least temporarily — amid a federal review of transplant centers that fall below performance standards. "It is a very difficult...
Times Staff WriterNick and Nate Draper, infant twins who have struggled to defeat a rare and severe form of heart disease over the last year, were going to their Phoenix home today after doctors at UCLA Medical Center concluded they were healthy enough to leave Los...
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