| Dec 8, 2013
Paul Kaika had two young kids when he was diagnosed, unexpectedly, with an enlarged heart, called cardiomyopathy. "My whole life was upside down," says this Marlborough sales executive, who was facing a poor prognosis. "I didn't know what was going to happen." He got a pace maker and modified his active lifestyle. But, within a decade, he received the shocking news that he needed a new heart. "I remember, I was crying, I was really upset because I didn't realize it was that severe," says his daughter, Melissa. But, now, five years after a transplant, Paul is thriving. And, his journey culminated last July when he walked Melissa down the aisle.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:05 AM
ATLANTA Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Not only was Karen Wright privy to those numbers, she could very easily put a face on a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:01 PM
By Bill Berkrot
Nov 27 (Reuters) - Researchers have found a higher rate of
dangerous blood clots forming in patients who received Thoratec
Corp's HeartMate II heart pump than had been seen in clinical
trials or prior experience, according to a study...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:29 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
Golf notebook: Mickelson eyes 2016 Olympics
--Phil Mickelson, coming off a season in which he captured the Open Championship at Muirfield, let the world in on a little secret: He wants to compete in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:57 PM
A benefit supper and auction will be held for David Knudson of Alice, N.D., on Oct. 26 at the Pollock Community Center.
Knudson, a 1987 Pollock High School graduate, is on a heart transplant list at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
The supper will...