heart transplant

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients’ chances of survival.

A grieving mother who lost her teenage daughter provided the gift of life to one of her closest friends. Vicki Olds, of Illinois, lost her daughter, Domonique “Nikki” Smith, at age 18 last year but donated her child’s heart so that her friend could live, reports ABC News. The touching tale unfolded after Old’s daughter passed […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function. Cheney has a history of heart trouble, suffering the first of five heart attacks at age 37. He […]

The 15-year-old boy whose family said he was initially denied a place on a heart transplant waiting list has received a new heart. Anthony Stokes underwent the five-hour heart transplant surgery Tuesday, August 21st according to family spokesman Mark Bell. Doctors at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reversed their decision to keep Stokes off the […]

15-year-old Anthony Stokes, who was previously denied a spot on the heart transplant list at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has now been placed on that list. The hospital put Stokes on the transplant list on Tuesday afternoon after a public outcry and media frenzy surrounded his story. Initially, his mother Melencia Hamilton received a letter […]

In Atlanta, a 15-year-old boy named Anthony Stokes has been given less than six months to live by doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston due to an enlarged heart. The teenager’s only hope at survival is getting his name on the transplant list. But doctors are refusing to put him on the list […]