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Patient Stories: Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant Helps Woman Overcome Rare Disorder
After a healthy pregnancy Becky Stein was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening heart condition
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Transplant Helps Brother, Sister Overcome Hereditary Heart Problem
Not a day goes by that former professional soccer goalie Jim Tietjens doesn’t think about the donated heart in his chest.
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Joplin Resident Gets New Heart After Dash to St. Louis
It was a wild ride from southern Missouri to St. Louis for Daniel Cogbill and his wife, Sharron.
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Doctors Thought a Viral Infection Might be Responsible for Harrison's Heart Failure
It was like lightening striking twice. Harrison's heart failed.
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Harrison Black

In fall of 2001, Harrison Black struggled to breathe, lost weight and felt miserable. Doctors told him that a virus had damaged his heart and he would need a heart transplant. After 11 months of rehab, Black went on the heart transplant waiting list. Just two weeks later, he was on the operating table at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, getting his donor heart. Today, Black is stronger than ever, thanks to his heart transplant.

 

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