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The heart and kidneys share a special, life-sustaining connection, so that what’s good or bad for one is generally good or bad for the other.
Heart patient DeAnn Bartram has a good prognosis after genetic testing helps identify her hereditary arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy – a condition that claimed the lives of her two sisters.
Myocarditis patient Carmen Darien recovers after being placed on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenatio, or ECMO.
When two chronic conditions collided to land Christine Rand in the hospital, a special nurse navigator was waiting to guide her back to health – and keep her from returning.
Teresa Harrison defeated two types of cancer and congestive heart failure with the help of UH cardio-oncology experts. Learn more about the journey that restored her health.
Louise Read and five of her seven children have required surgeries to remove heart tumors called mxyomas. Although pathologically benign, the tumor can grow and obstruct blood flow in the heart so the family is screened annually.
After a decade of treatments for serious heart issues, 68-year-old Larry Sekula had run out of options - he needed a new heart. And, just 19 days after being placed on the UH transplant list, he got one.