Transplant

January 9, 2019

25 year celebration

By Mike O michelleodwwjd

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years today!

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, liver transplant, patient stories


January 2, 2019

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney transplant patient from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I feel so grateful and blessed to be alive and thriving. I had amyloidosis (a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs), which affects about 50,000 people worldwide. In my case it started attacking my lungs […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Human Being at UCLA Health

January 2, 2019

Human Being at UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Having heart disease is not easy, and finding out the only cure is a heart transplant is really difficult,” says 24-year-old Iris Franco, who received a heart transplant at 16 years old at UCLA Health. “My younger sister became ill when she was 10 years old. They discovered she suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy, and they […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart transplant, restrictive cardiomyopathy


December 21, 2018

Decade of Maturation

By MattWF restorer

As a junior in college, I was diagnosed with full kidney failure in 2007, and went on peritoneal dialysis in 2008 (my first choice). After a major peritonitis in 2010, I had to transfer to in-center hemodialysis. After transferring clinics a few times and moving, I was offered home hemodialysis with NxStage, with was much […]

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Tags: donor kidney, home hemodialysis, hyperparathyroidism, in-center hemodialysis, kidney failure, parathyroid hormone levels, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, surgery


December 17, 2018

Heart, lung transplant recipients and families gather to celebrate gift of life

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in September that the Hawaii resident traveled to California to celebrate his 52nd birthday at Disneyland. Before he made it to the amusement park, however, […]

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Tags: Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, heart and lung transplantation, heart transplant, lung transplant, organ donor


Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

August 16, 2018

Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

By 4Pritch cinefanman

In Oct. of 2017, I had a dual lung transplant at UCLA/ Ronald Reagen Medical Center

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Tags: dual lung transplant, featured, ICU, lung transplant, patient stories, pulmonologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, support group


August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu mlulubaby01

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I had acute myloid leukemia. I […]

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Tags: acute myloid leukemia, Anxiety, bone marrow transplant, cancer, Dr. Ines Donangelo, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, goiter, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories


Father's Day Inspiration

July 13, 2018

Father’s Day Inspiration

By uclahealth uclahealth

“A few times in a physicians career there will be these transcendental moments that shape and inspire us,” says Dr. Michael Yeh, a surgeon at UCLA who was working on Father’s Day when a unique patient came in. “His blood pressure dropped suddenly in the middle of the night, so we operated on him to […]

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Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Will Suh, ECMO, ECMO team, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, heart-lung bypass, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


ECMO Heroes

July 13, 2018

ECMO Heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, pictured left, director of the adult ECMO program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart failure, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: adult ECMO program, cardiomyopathy, Dr. Greg Stacks, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Vadim Gudzenko, ECMO, ECMO machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, heart failure, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Life-Saving ECMO Machine

July 13, 2018

Life-Saving ECMO Machine

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are able to deliver an advanced therapy which replaces the function of the heart and lungs in a patient whose organs are failing,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and director of the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at UCLA. “The ECMO machine allows the other organs to stay alive […]

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Tags: adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program, advanced therapy, Dr. Peyman Benharash, ECMO, heart and lungs, transplant