Heart transplants

In this February 2019 photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Mandeep Mehra, executive director of Brigham’s Center for Advanced Heart Disease, checks on patient James Sullivon at the hospital in Boston. Sullivon, who received a hepatitis C-positive heart transplant, was given antiviral medicine shortly after the procedure in hopes of blocking hepatitis C infection rather than having to treat it. (Adam Knee/Brigham and Women's Hospital via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study suggests doctors can safely transplant lungs or hearts from hepatitis C-positive donors without infecting the recipients. It's the latest attempt to speed transplants by using organs that otherwise would be thrown away. Doctors first experimented with hepatitis C-...
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Doctors appear at a news conference at University of Chicago Hospital Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Chicago. University of Chicago Medicine doctors announced Friday that they successfully completed the triple organ transplants on Sarah McPharlin, a 29-year-old of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, and Daru Smith, a 29-year-old father from Chicago's South Side, within 30 hours of one another. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
January 04, 2019 - 9:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed — and a new friendship they never expected. University of Chicago Medicine doctors...
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This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018 photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Drake surprised her after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. Sanchez is awaiting a heart transplant. (OVO/Drake via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 7:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit from Drake. Surgeons performed the transplant on 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital. The Canadian rapper visited Sofia there after...
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June 23, 2018 - 4:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart...
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June 15, 2018 - 1:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has resumed its renowned heart transplant program two weeks after suspending all medical procedures following the deaths of several patients this year. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center said Friday that a review of two recent patient deaths didn't identify systemic...
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This Friday, June 1, 2018 photo shows Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced Friday, June 1, 2018 that the transplant program will be inactive for 14 days as administrators assess what's gone awry with operations. (Jon Shapely/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients and the departure of several senior physicians. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center said Friday that the transplant program will be...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 13, 2017 file photo, Salvador Sobral from Portugal smiles as he speaks after winning the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Amar pelos dois" during a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant he underwent in December 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)
January 12, 2018 - 8:30 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant. The Santa Cruz Hospital near Lisbon says the 28-year-old Portuguese singer made a "very satisfactory" recovery from the transplant he underwent in December. But...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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