March 27, 2012

Does Heart Transplant Cause a Change of Heart?

Will Oremus, Slate


On Saturday, former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant after suffering five heart attacks over the past 34 years. News of the successful operation prompted liberals to joke about how the new organ might affect his famously chilly personality. “Dick Cheney receives new, hopefully more empathetic heart,” read a headline on the blog Jezebel. “Maybe now he’ll become a Democrat,” suggested a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Could a heart transplant actually lead to a change of heart?

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TAGGED: Personality, Dick Cheney, Organ Transplants, Heart


October 15, 2013
Why Does Maximum Heart Rate Drop with Age?
Univ. of Colorado-Denver
Researchers at the University of Colorado have new insight into the age-old question of why maximum heart rate (maxHR) decreases with age. This decrease in maxHR not only limits the performance of aging athletes but it is also a... more ››