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January 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A baby girl believed to have been the youngest heart transplant recipient in the nation died, nine weeks and four days after surgeons gave her a new heart when she was barely 90 minutes old. Cheyenne Pyle died at Miami's Jackson Children's Hospital, where she was born Nov. 10. After the five-hour transplant operation--performed by 35 people in three surgical teams--she was given an 80% chance of surviving.
March 9, 1993 | BILL BILLITER
Michael John Reddix, the month-old child of a Yorba Linda couple, died Sunday at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles after getting a heart transplant last week. A hospital spokesman said Monday that the baby died of lung problems, not a problem with the transplanted heart. "The cause of death was severe pulmonary complications," said Tim Bradley, a spokesman for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. "The heart was functioning well." The baby had been on a heart-lung machine since his birth Feb. 8 at St.
December 20, 1986
Cedric Maxwell criticized teammate Benoit Benjamin, who reported to camp overweight and has been unproductive all season, after the Clippers' 117-113 loss to the Sacramento Kings Thursday night at the Sports Arena. Maxwell, who helped the Celtics win NBA titles in 1981 and '84, told UPI: "The problem was definitely in the middle. Let me ask you, smart press man: Where do you build a team from? Talk to Ben and ask him what he does. We need for this guy to have a heart transplant."
February 28, 1999 | Reuters
Japanese doctors prepared today to carry out the nation's first heart transplant in 31 years. The potential donor, a 44-year-old woman who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, would be the nation's first organ donor legally defined as brain-dead under a 1997 law. The donor's heart, lungs, liver and kidneys will be quickly transplanted in recipients selected by the Japan Organ Transplant Network.
January 26, 1987
Animal hearts will be transplanted successfully in humans before artificial hearts with comparable capabilities can be developed, a surgeon said at a Tucson conference on transplantation issues sponsored by the University of Arizona Heart Center. Dr. Edward B. Stinson, who heads the heart transplant program at Stanford University, said that foreign tissue transplantation will provide the "ultimate product that we're all seeking" within the next 20 or 25 years. Doctors in Loma Linda, Calif.
January 20, 1998
A 3-month-old Fontana baby waiting for a new heart died at Kaiser Permanente in Hollywood before a new organ could be located, hospital officials said Monday. Cecelia Angelica Guerra, who spent 2 1/2 months at the top of the transplant list, died Jan. 15 of congestive heart failure, said Pamela Dean, a hospital spokeswoman. "She's finally resting peacefully," said her mother, Lisa Guerra, who had kept vigil over Cecelia's small bed in the pediatric intensive care unit.
July 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Dr. Leonard Bailey, who outraged animal rights groups by putting a baboon's heart into an infant girl in 1984, wants to perform at least five more of the transplants. Bailey will ask the Loma Linda Medical Center review board this summer for permission to attempt five to seven transplants within a year, said hospital spokesman Dick Schaefer. "He believes it will be 100% successful," Schaefer said of the proposed procedures.
June 22, 1986 | JAMES MARNELL
--Some marriages, they say, are made in heaven. But the marriage this weekend of Susan Steffy and Gary Welp was, to put it loosely, made in a hospital. Steffy, 36, of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Welp, 35, of St. Louis, both had heart transplant operations at University Hospital in St. Louis, and it was there that they found a song in their hearts. "I just feel overjoyed," the bride said of her second marriage. "This is a perfect day."
January 18, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
In an interview Tuesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney said he would consider seeking a heart transplant and maintained that President Obama would be voted out of office next year. Cheney, 69, has suffered from heart trouble for most of his life. His most recent of his five heart attacks was in February 2010. Last summer, he had a heart pump implanted in his chest to keep blood flowing to his vital organs. In an interview with NBC's "Today" show, Cheney, who is noticeably thinner than during his vice presidency, said the pump was a temporary measure and that a decision on seeking a new heart hasn't been made.
December 6, 1986 | Associated Press
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York state's only approved heart transplant facility, faces thousands of dollars in fines because the first transplant operation there was performed before certification was received, a spokesman for the state Health Department said Friday. He said there was no indication of improper procedure in the surgery, which was done on Aug. 27.
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