A Young Heart Transplant Recipient's Story
Jon Wheeler, a young father from Tacoma, Washington, was surprised when his exhaustion was caused by a failing heart. He eventually received a heart transplant, helped along the way by an advanced heart pump. Today, with a new heart, Jon enjoys a new lease on life.
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Heart Transplant RecipientIn June of 2008, after experiencing extreme fatigue, Jon Wheeler was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Over a years time he received treatment with medication, and even a pacemaker, that failed to control his condition. Jon was then referred to UW Medicine but he was not yet qualified for heart transplant due to ejection fraction. In the meantime, he was... more >