Tag: congestive heart failure

Heart Transplant Gives Marine a New Mission

Heart Transplant Gives Marine a New Mission

James Williams is the kind of guy who has worked at keeping himself in shape. In his line of work, it’s a smart thing to do. A former high-school athlete, Williams served in the Marine Corps Reserve, including a stint in Desert Storm, and spent 23 years in law enforcement.
But in 2007, at age

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Elizabeth Taylor loses life to congestive heart failure

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor lost her life today at the age of 79 to congestive heart failure.
If you’re my age or older, you may remember her for her many marriages, or her fantastic role opposite Paul Newman in “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” in 1958 (I watch a lot of TCM). Below is

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Is Cheney too old for a heart transplant?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, after suffering from atrial fibrillation, received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) last summer to help him regain function he’d lost due to congestive heart failure.
A few weeks ago he was interviewed and stated that he’d need to make a decision in the near future as to whether to

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Dick Cheney: new heart pump, new outlook

The latest photo of Dick Cheney, less than six months after receiving an LVAD heart pump, shows a leaner version of his former self.
The LVAD, or left ventricular assist device, can be used as either a permanent solution or as a bridge to a heart transplant. Cheney, suffering from congestive heart failure, was implanted

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