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Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care, treatment of heart disease

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, California – A secret to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s success as a hitter was how hard he studied. He kept a notebook detailing every pitch he saw from every pitcher and looked it over before every at-bat.

So Carew appreciates people who […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, multicultural, Rod Carew, Scientific Sessions 2017, Transplant|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care, treatment of heart disease

Baltimore Ravens honoring Konrad Reuland, their former player whose heart went to Rod Carew

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BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Ravens are honoring the memory of Konrad Reuland, their former player who died in December of a ruptured brain aneurysm at age 29 – and whose selfless decision to donate his organs enabled Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew to receive […]

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, Rod Carew, Transplant|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Baltimore Ravens honoring Konrad Reuland, their former player whose heart went to Rod Carew

After battling heart disease, Wisconsin transplant recipient takes to the streets of America

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Quadruple bypass surgery at age 39 and a heart attack nine years later left Jerry McCann unsure what his future would hold.

Aided by an implanted defibrillator, Jerry forged ahead. Later, he battled high blood pressure, dizziness and fatigue. Doctors diagnosed congestive heart failure, yet another […]

On a night celebrating transplants, Hall of Famer Rod Carew savors being part of the crowd

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MINNEAPOLIS – They walked up to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew one at a time, each smiling wide and following the same script.

“Hi, I’m Joel: Number 670 … February 16, 2009.”

“Hi, I’m Ken: Number 692 … October 25, 2009.”

“Hi, I’m Mandy: Number 766 […]

August 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, LVAD, Rod Carew, Transplant|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on On a night celebrating transplants, Hall of Famer Rod Carew savors being part of the crowd

Last year, heart patient Rod Carew struggled through Hall of Fame weekend. This year, the transplant recipient showed how far he’s come.

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COOPERSTOWN, New York – Rod Carew walked down a ramp outside the Baseball Hall of Fame, the final legend leaving the building following a parade and reception. With each step, he heard clapping and the sentiments often sent his way these days.

“Looking good, […]

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, Rod Carew, Transplant|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Last year, heart patient Rod Carew struggled through Hall of Fame weekend. This year, the transplant recipient showed how far he’s come.

Climbing to the mountaintop to tell her message

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kelly Perkins received a new heart in 1995 and could have settled into a quiet life, relishing her renewed health and extra years without a lot of excitement.

But that was never the plan for her, or her husband Craig.

“We wanted to do something remarkable,” she […]

Heart recipient dedicates ‘second life’ to enrolling organ donors

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For weeks, Roxanne Watson thought she’d pulled a muscle in her back.

“I worked in a retail store and was helping unload merchandise from a truck when I felt this pain,” recalls Watson, 62, who lives in Nanuet, New York.

After taking a couple of aspirin she […]

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, multicultural, Stories from the Heart, Transplant|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart recipient dedicates ‘second life’ to enrolling organ donors

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

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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 […]

Carews, Reulands holding news conference Tuesday

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ENCINO, California – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and the family of the former NFL player who donated his heart and kidney will discuss their ongoing efforts to promote heart health, brain health and organ donation during a Tuesday news conference.

Carew’s heart began giving […]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, Rod Carew, Transplant|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Carews, Reulands holding news conference Tuesday

How Rod Carew learned his new heart and kidney came from an NFL player

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – The story of how Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew figured out that his new heart and kidney came from NFL player Konrad Reuland is best told through the two people most responsible for solving the mystery.

The […]