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Rod Carew eyes bright future after heart, kidney transplants

The call came on Dec. 14. It reminded Rod Carew of a call that he received in January 1991, when he learned that he had been elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Only this was better. Much better. “Bigger than the Hall of Fame,” Carew said. After spending nearly a month on the transplant list, he would be getting a new heart and new kidney at age 71. The procedure took…

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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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