It seems appropriate that Valentine’s Day – the day to celebrate love and affection – is also National Donor Day. Find out what you can do to help others.
Today’s continuous flow ventricular assist devices (VADs) offer hope to late-stage patients who cannot receive or gain access to a donor heart.
The RowdyHearts team adds a wild side to LifeBanc's annual Gift of Life Run/Walk. Eleven heart transplant recipients walk with friends and family to celebrate organ donation and raise funds for the local nonprofit.
Waiting may be the hardest part. That’s why heart transplant recipients Holly Mulkerin and Frank Bianchi reach out to patients on the organ transplant list and offer support.
Most people on a heart transplant list won't get better on their own, but one young man came back from the brink. Transplant cardiologist, Randall Starling, MD, asks how.
As the Lyons family prepared to go home, they faced the reality that their youngest son, Harper, would need to be watched closely for cardiomyopathy. Fortunately, they had an entire community behind them.
Somebody else’s heart was beating inside Porter Lyons’ chest. Six days after his surgery, Porter was having a little trouble wrapping his mind around that concept. It would take some time to sink in. So would the next steps.
Awe. Thankfulness. Those feelings came to Karen Lyons when surgeon Nicholas Smedira, MD, walked into the waiting room early on New Year’s Eve to announce that her son Porter’s new heart was beating.
Within a week of Porter Lyons arriving at Cleveland Clinic, a search team found him a new heart. A few hours later, Porter’s second chance began with his first new heartbeat.
While Ohio teen Porter Lyons waited with his family, doctors searched for a new heart to replace his. His girlfriend would deliver the news — just as his mother had for his father 25 years earlier.