American Heart Association

Baseball great Rod Carew on heart-kidney donor Konrad Reuland: ‘I’ve got a great partner’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ENCINO, California – As a ballplayer, Rod Carew understood the importance of being a good teammate. Now that he’s carrying someone else’s heart and kidney, he’s a teammate of a wildly different sort.

Still, many of the same rules apply, such as doing what’s best for […]

Baseball great Rod Carew’s new heart, kidney came from NFL player Konrad Reuland

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – Baseball Hall of Famer and recent transplant recipient Rod Carew now knows whose heart and kidney are keeping him alive: Konrad Reuland, an NFL tight end who died following a ruptured brain aneurysm.

This is believed to be the […]

Locked-in syndrome leaves former athlete in complete muscle paralysis

For Patrick Stein, having even a simple conversation is a complicated and tedious process.

Patrick, who lives in Northfield, Illinois, has Locked-in syndrome, a debilitating condition caused by a massive stroke that left him mentally alert and aware, but with almost complete muscle paralysis.

He is able to move his eyes […]