Tag Archives: Heart

Colorado woman, 24, in heart failure creates bucket list after 3rd transplant is denied

A 24-year-old woman with heart failure who has been denied a third transplant is asking for help in completing a bucket list as her family prepares for the worst. Jennifer Ortiz, of Commerce City, Colo., is currently relying on a biventricular assist device (BiVAD), which helps pump blood through the body when the heart is… Read More »

Alarm over flu link to heart attacks

Experts are issuing a mid-flu season call for Australians to get immunised, prompted by concerns over influenza’s links to heart attacks. Immunisation Coalition says this year’s flu season is one of the worst on record, with 486 deaths and more than 228,000 cases. The group is hoping to not only raise awareness of influenza’s potential… Read More »