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    The Unsung Heroes of Heart Failure and Transplantion

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    Prior to January 2011, I was a young,healthy, active woman who enjoyed travelling, dancing and hiking. That all changed on January 11th 2011 when I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, subsequently resulting in Heart Failure. I remember the diagnosis and thinking 'What? What the hell is that?'. It came as quite a shock as I had never had any heart problems, nor does any run in my family! Over the next 17 months my condition deteriorated so much that I needed an ICD inserted, then a VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) to keep me alive until a suitable heart became available, and finally a...Read more
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