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“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 [...]
By uclahealth • January 2, 2019
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, [...]
By MattWF • December 21, 2018
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 [...]
By Amy Albin • December 17, 2018

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

By 4Pritch • August 16, 2018
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 [...]
By Lulu • August 15, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018
“Letting people know what therapies are available is critical because if the patient considers these therapies too late they may not qualify,” says Dr. Eugene DePasquale, associate director in the Advanced Heart Failure,
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018
“It will be my one-year anniversary on June 6, which is my father’s birthday,” says Laurie Grand Pre, a heart transplant recipient. “He passed away at the same age that I got my heart. I have a family history of
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018