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December 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 26-year-old woman underwent what doctors said was the world's first heart-liver-kidney transplant Sunday. Cindy Martin of Archbald was listed in critical condition Sunday night, considered normal after a transplant operation, said Lisa Rossi, a spokeswoman for University-Presbyterian Hospital. The operation began at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and ended at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rossi said.
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SPORTS
September 20, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
It is an overcast morning Friday, and a tiny woman sits on a bale of hay outside a distant barn at Santa Anita. In the stall behind her is a giant race horse. Her name is Kathy Ritvo, his is Mucho Macho Man. She weighs barely 100 pounds. He stands more than 17 hands and weighs close to 1,200 pounds. They are the Mutt and Jeff of thoroughbred racing. She is the trainer, he the breadwinner. Each has a story of survival, but hers is more compelling. Plus, she tells hers better.
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NATIONAL
April 3, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after receiving a heart transplant, his office announced. The surgery on Cheney, who has had a long history of heart troubles, was performed at Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, Va. In a prepared statement, Cheney thanked his doctors and the unknown donor. "Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released today from Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute ten days after heart transplant surgery.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas in critical condition, his rep said Monday. The country singer, who entered an unnamed hospital Sunday, is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy, according to his rep.  The Grammy winner has a new album due out this fall and recently recorded a tribute song to George Jones, who died in April. That tune is set to be the first song on the album. "It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones," Travis said in a recent post on his website , "and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum,' I was excited to record it. " Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, the Mayo Clinic says.
NATIONAL
March 24, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, according to a statement released from his office. Cheney, 71, received the new organ after being on a transplant list for more than 20 months, the Associated Press reported . Cheney's office said he was recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Aide Kara Ahern said in the statement that Cheney and his family do not know...
NEWS
August 2, 2011 | By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
An artificial heart transplant procedure, pioneered and developed in the U.S., has been successfully carried out for the first time in Britain, it was announced Tuesday. Matthew Green, 40, was suffering from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathia, a disease of the heart muscle that can cause sudden and fatal heart failure. His damaged heart has now been replaced with a plastic, machine-powered Syncardia  temporary Total Artificial Heart and given him a new lease of life while he awaits a suitable heart donor.
NEWS
December 11, 1985 | Associated Press
Cuba's first heart transplant patient was reported in fair condition Tuesday, with some kidney problems, according to a Radio Havana broadcast monitored in Miami. Jorge Hernandez Ocana, 38, a cigar-factory supervisor with a history of three heart attacks, was admitted to Havana's Hermanos Amejeiras Hospital on Nov. 28 complaining of heart problems, the broadcast said. The operation apparently was performed Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two-week-old Robert Shinn is on a ventilator and remained in critical but stable condition Sunday after receiving a heart transplant Friday, a hospital official said. "We won't take him off of the critical list until he is off the ventilator," said Anita Rockwell of Loma Linda University Medical Center. The boy was born to Charles and Renee Shinn. Charles Shinn is an officer with the Westminster Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2009 | Jeff Gottlieb
Mark Landau, who with his wife, Sandra, were believed to be the first married couple to have had heart transplants, has died. He was 59. Landau, who lived in Ladera Ranch in Orange County, received a second heart transplant Dec. 17, 2007. He never regained his health and died May 2 at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center after a series of infections, his wife said. The couple were married 36 years. Mark Landau was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 12, 1950.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
David C. Copley, chairman, president and chief executive of Copley Press Inc., which publishes the San Diego Union-Tribune and eight other dailies, has undergone a heart transplant and is "recovering rapidly," his office announced Friday. In a letter to employees, the 53-year-old Copley said he underwent the surgery June 20 at Sharp Hospital, where surgeons "did a magnificent job." The family-owned Copley Press publishes newspapers in California, Illinois and Ohio.
SCIENCE
June 17, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Transplant surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital are looking for kids who need a hand. The renowned Harvard University-affiliated hospital announced Monday that it was opening a pediatric hand transplant program , the first in the world. Hand transplants in adults have become fairly common since the first one was attempted in Ecuador in 1964. The hand involved in that surgery was rejected after two weeks, in large part because doctors didn't have a good understanding of immunosuppression drugs back then, according to this report in Minnesota Medicine.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Full Tilt Poker founder Raymond Bitar, accused of using online player funds to finance his company in what prosecutors called a Ponzi scheme, pleaded guilty but was spared from serving time in prison because he needs a heart transplant. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska on Monday approved a plea agreement between Bitar, 41, and prosecutors, sentencing him to the seven days he served in jail last year, after saying a prison sentence would kill him. Bitar, who participated in a hearing in Manhattan federal court by video link from Los Angeles, near his home, pleaded guilty to two felonies that carry a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
To his detractors, Vice President Dick Cheney was the dark force of the administration of President George W. Bush. Cheney himself said he was “honored” at being compared to Darth Vader . Those who blamed him for the second Iraq War liked to call him “heartless.” Well, Dick Cheney does have a heart. The first one nearly killed him a few times - he's had five heart attacks. At one point in 2010 his heart actually stopped beating, with various iterations of the headline “Cheney Has No Pulse” gracing newspapers and the Internet.
SPORTS
November 1, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
It's never too early to start getting excited about a possible Kentucky Derby contender, so attention will be focused on unbeaten Shanghai Bobby in Saturday's $2-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old son of Harlan's Holiday is four for four and coming off a five-length victory in the Grade I Champagne Stakes last month at Belmont Park. "What I've really liked is he's learned to settle off a horse," Pletcher said. It will be Shanghai Bobby's first race around two turns.
NATIONAL
May 11, 2012 | By Shav Glick and Jerry Hirsch, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Carroll Shelby, the charismatic Texan who parlayed a short-lived racing career into a specialized business building high-performance, street-legal cars, died Thursday. He was 89. Shelby died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, according to an announcement by his company, Carroll Shelby Licensing. A cause was not disclosed. He led a colorful, outsized life that touched virtually every corner of the automotive world, said Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after receiving a heart transplant, his office announced. The surgery on Cheney, who has had a long history of heart troubles, was performed at Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, Va. In a prepared statement, Cheney thanked his doctors and the unknown donor. "Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released today from Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute ten days after heart transplant surgery.
NEWS
March 26, 2012 | By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
(This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.) Is it unusual for senior citizens to receive heart transplants? The question is being asked in the wake of news that former Vice President Dick Cheney just got one at age 71. The short answer: less unusual than it used to be. Consider the following numbers, courtesy of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the national transplant system for the federal government....
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