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Scripps Health Helps Get Patients Back in the Game (LVAD)

Ranch & Coast Magazine: When baseball legend Rod Carew suffered a massive heart attack in late 2015, the last thing he wanted was to be benched for the rest of his life. Carew, an All-Star and Hall of Famer whose Major League Baseball career spanned nearly two decades, had a failing heart and was fighting hard just to survive, much less thrive. Then he met the winning team at Scripps Health. Carew, an Orange County…

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Baseball legend Rod Carew undergoing heart transplant

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew was being prepared Thursday morning to receive a new heart to replace the machine that’s kept him alive since he nearly died following a heart attack and cardiac arrest 15 months ago. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Rod and the medical team,” his wife Rhonda told American Heart Association News. “At the same time, our sympathy and appreciation goes to the donor’s family.” The…

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Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign part of World Series Game 3 broadcast

With TV ratings for the World Series soaring, another huge audience is expected to tune in Friday night as the setting shifts to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time in 71 years – and the American Heart Association will be a part of the broadcast. MLB on Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal will be wearing a bow tie bearing the logo of Heart of 29, the campaign led by Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew…

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How to Wear Your HeartMate II Lifelines – LVAD Clothing

How to Wear Your HeartMate II Lifelines It is 6 a.m. and your alarm clock sounds.  While you roll over in bed to hit the snooze button, you can feel the tangling of the wires from your HeartMate II.  You suddenly bounce awake, not by your alarm clock, but by the insecure feeling of the lifelines of your HeartMate II dangling vulnerably.  As you get up, you hold the system controller firmly and inconveniently in…

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Dr. Eckman on Carew Medical Wear LVAD Gear | LVAD Vest

Dr. Eckman on Carew Medical Wear LVAD Vest I am a heart failure and VAD cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, and I have been providing medical care for patients treated with LVADs for over 10 years. It has been amazing to see the power of this transformative technology in people’s lives, but also see that it can be a challenge to find suitable clothing or LVAD vests!  A lucky few are handy with a…

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