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December 8, 2015

Transplant Diary and a Father’s Day Heart

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

When Clint Frederick learned that he needed a heart transplant, he naturally wondered what the road ahead would look like. So he searched for a book that described the process from a patient’s perspective. His search came up short. But it planted seed. Perhaps he’d change things for other patients. “After I was approved for […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Cardiovascular Diseases, congestive heart failure, Defibrillator, Heart Disease, Heart transplant, Pacemaker, Transplant List

January 22, 2009

A Second Opinion for Trevor

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Shortly after he was born in early 2008, Trevor King was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a condition that could cause sudden cardiac death. He may be the youngest patient ever to get a pacemaker-defibrillator, a device that sends an electric shock to the heart when it detects a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm. But in […]

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Tags: 3993, 4271, 5251, 5252, 5306, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Defibrillator, Heart Rhythm, ICD, Long QT, LongQT, Pacemaker

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