John Hamblin began running in half marathons—the majority of them in the St. Louis area—when he was in his mid-40s. Then he discovered 50-in-50 clubs, members of which set the goal of running half or full marathons in all 50 states. Hamblin was inspired, and between 2009 and 2015, he ran half marathons in 15
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If you ask anyone who was part of Rick Bales’ care team, they’ll all agree his story is rather remarkable. In January, Bales underwent a heart transplant procedure. The surgery only lasted a few hours, but his journey to a new heart began more than two years ago, after he survived a massive heart attack.
Yesterday, Gene Ridolfi, MHA, RN, executive director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center, was invited to speak at the dedication of a new apartment in St. Louis dedicated to transplant patients. A heart transplant recipient at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Larry Bonds created a foundation to fund community initiatives such as apartments for patients who
Today is the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, which encourages everyone to take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. We’re sharing the story of Jesus Parrilla, who has become an avid walker while waiting for a new heart.
Jesus Parrilla says exercise has always been a big part of
It was no secret that former Vice President Dick Cheney has had longstanding, serious heart problems. He went public about a year ago with news that a left ventricular heart assist device (VAD) had been implanted in his chest.
But the public and transplant world were surprised to find that Cheney had undergone a heart transplant last
Here’s a potentially scary story about one of our patient who literally had his lifeline stolen out from under him.
What’s it like for a pilot to not only deliver a donated heart to the hospital … but a donated heart that saves your boss’ life as well?
That’s the story of Arlene Thomas, who in July of 2010 received a donor heart courtesy of a pilot from the company she owns, Fostaire Helicopters of
Nick Belfiglio was 55 when he had his heart transplant at Barnes Hospital. The hospital’s program had just started. Doctors hoped his transplant would buy Nick five more years of life. They undershot a little.
Twenty-six years later, Nick is doing well. But don’t blame the doctors for underestimating, says Dr. Greg Ewald, medical director of
A quick history lesson before we tell you about Cindy Conrad:
Organ transplant was first attempted in the 1950s. At first, the only transplants performed were living donor kidney transplants between identical twins, who, being genetically identical, were automatically a perfect match.
In the 1960s and 1970s, surgeons tried other types of transplants. But steroids,