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#1 Those LVADs rock. At least one guy sporting one of those things has returned to the doctor without a heartbeat but otherwise feeling perfectly fine.
Posted by gorb 2012-03-25 05:46||
#2 Getting in before the Death Panels could nix it.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-03-25 08:48||
#3 This after years of heart trouble. He has always in my opinion had access to the best medical minds in healthcare(GWH). He is one tough cookie. I hope things go well for him. The physical part of this is known. The mental stress of living with this day by day must be faced and endured each day and night.
Posted by Dale 2012-03-25 10:26||
#4 Nothing personal, but when your number is up... there are very few deferments issued. Good luck to you Darth.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-25 11:37||
#5 I can imagine what is happening on the democrat hate sites like democratic underground and the like.
Posted by newc 2012-03-25 12:45||
#6 Search for "Dick Cheney" on twitter to see what the civil compassionate left are saying. If you have low blood pressure & a strong stomach.
Posted by Cincinnatus Chili 2012-03-25 13:45||
Posted by newc 2012-03-25 15:16||
#8 I like Cheney, but given the supposed system of allocation of scarce resources (doner organs) I do wonder why he - or Jobs, or Hagman - was able to get a transplant.
On the other hand, if the system allowed compensation to the estate of the donor, there might be a lot larger supply.
Then again, there's the Chinese system...
I do wish Dick well.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-03-25 18:29||
#9 Re: Comments regarding his age: Dick Cheney was probably on an alternate list. This has been studied and recipients over 70 have had good results. The are allocated hearts that would normally be turned down for younger donors.
Use of two recipient lists for adults requiring heart transplantation
Hillel Laks, MD, Daniel Marelli, MD, Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, Michele A. Hamilton, MD, Abbas Ardehali, MD, Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD, Jessica Bresson, BS, David Gjertson, PhD, Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD, For the UCLA Heart Transplant Group*
From the Heart Transplant Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Received 24 January 2002. Revised 18 April 2002. Available online 31 January 2003.
Posted by Bushman 2012-03-25 21:12||
#10 Sorry that should read: They are allocated hearts that would be turned down for younger recipients.
Posted by Bushman 2012-03-25 21:13||
#11 Isn't Soros on his fourth total organ-harvest refresh/re-set?
He's a Major Demon. That would make sense.
Posted by canalzone 2012-03-25 21:24||
#12 OBTW...Dick Cheney is a National Treasure.
Posted by canalzone 2012-03-25 21:52||