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Saved From Transplant

February 2, 2009

Fifty years ago, many children born with congenital heart defects did not make it to adulthood. The medical expertise just wasn't available. Today things are different, and many of these children live long, full lives. But the man you're about to meet beat the odds. He was born with a complicated heart defect almost 50 years ago. Three surgeries as a kid kept him going, but years later his heart failed. His only hope was a risky heart transplant until he went to Mayo Clinic.

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