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Rod Carew connects in his first swing against heart disease; Heart of 29 launch weekend proves to be a powerful event

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“Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life” airs on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.

When Rod Carew was a poor boy growing up in Panama, he contracted rheumatic fever. He spent six months in a hospital 40 miles from home. This left him […]

Baseball great, heart failure patient Rod Carew launches ‘Heart of 29’ campaign


MINNEAPOLIS – As soon as Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew began recovering from life-threatening heart problems, he became driven by one thought: How can I help?

Carew knew his story could inspire more people to take control of their heart health and encourage more donations toward […]

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, LVAD, Patients, Rod Carew||4 Comments

Baseball great Rod Carew winning fight for life


The way Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew sees it, his body is in a slump.

The way his doctors see it, he’s winning the fight for his life.

Carew’s world took this drastic turn Sept. 20, when he suffered a heart attack while playing golf. A […]