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May 19, 2019

Sharing Mayo Clinic: New optimism with left ventricular assist device

The first signals that Ron Schneider's heart was beginning to fail him came in the late 1980s when Ron — who was then just in his 40s — began experiencing shortness of breath, increased fatigue and weakness, and a decreased ability to do the things he loved around his home and business. "My local doctor in Nebraska at the time knew I had a problem, but he couldn't put his finger on it," Ron says. Even though X-rays showed his heart was…

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