Tag Archives: Heart

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor Kerry Hayes, 49, from Anacortes, Washington, was born with a heart murmur due to a defect in his aortic valve He underwent four open-heart surgeries and was implanted with an artificial heart in early 2017 In July 2018, he underwent a heart transplant knowingly… Read More »

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… Read More »