Items Tagged ‘lung transplants’

Heart Care for the Community

June 13, 2018

Heart Care for the Community

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our annual Heart Failure Symposium is for our UCLA team and the professional community interested in the latest advanced heart failure therapies,” says Melissa Moore, registered nurse and outreach coordinator for heart and lung transplants. “We want to build relationships and collaborate with physicians and practitioners in the community so that we can provide advanced […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, advanced heart failure therapies, heart and lung transplants, heart failure, Heart Failure Symposium, heart transplants, lung transplants, transplant


Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

November 1, 2016

Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock of Orange County, recalled not being afraid, but having complete trust […]

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Tags: donor lungs, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Hillel Laks, intubation, lung transplant, lung transplants, national wait list, organs, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, trauma victims, U.S. Food and Drug Administration