Yale docs ‘doing it for the heart’: Technology brings more transplants with shorter wait

NEW HAVEN — Dan Bruno’s heart was failing him.

While he taught multimedia at Groton Middle School, rode his exercise bike and lifted weights, “I learned from the doctors that this was kind of abnormal,” he said .

He had been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle, at 5. He had a defibrillator. In June 2019, his weak heart caught up to him.

While mowing the lawn, Bruno’s heart began to race and his defibrillator fired, trying to shock his heart into beating regularly. Then it fired again, 21 times in all.

“They compared it to being kicked in the chest by a horse,” Bruno said. Lying face down, with “each shock, my body would convulse up. It was quite the experience.”

After showing poor results on a stress test in late July, “that basically sealed it. They said, ‘you’re going on the transplant list,’” he

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Why wait? The future of data is now

Over the last 10 years, we’ve watched big data, cloud, advanced analytics, and now AI and machine learning drive increased data platform investment. Yet there wasn’t any real change from traditional data strategy and approaches. The evidence? Massive blind spots and hardened data arteries in the disruption of COVID-19. We were looking back, even when we were looking forward to predict and meet market demands. 

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Boots on The Moon Are Going to Have to Wait, Space Force General Says

There will be no boots on the moon by 2024. 

Just days after a U.S. Space Force general said members of the military’s newest branch would one day deploy into orbit, another top general said those days are still far, far away.

“The best and most direct route for any member of the United States Space Force to go personally and physically into space today…remains what it has been for decades,” Lt. Gen. David Thompson, the Space Force vice commander.

That would be an application to NASA’s astronaut program.

“When do we expect to have boots on the moon? No idea. Certainly not in my career,” Thompson said. “[I]s it possible and certainly expected some day in the future that members of the United States Space Force will go physically, directly and personally into space, I would say absolutely.”

So when? 

“We’re not talking five or 10 years,” Thompson said.

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