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cardiomyopathy

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In the balance

Blindsided by a life-threatening diagnosis, a Central Michigan University student beats the odds and lives to receive a heart transplant.

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‘The perfect match’

Facing end-stage heart failure at age 19, Nick Jaenicke held on long enough to receive a donor heart—just like his brother and grandfather before him.

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‘Just short of a miracle’

When Michael Travis suffered a sudden heart problem, quick action—and the instant availability of an AED unit—made all the difference.

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‘One last chance’

A rare, eleventh-hour cardiac ablation procedure saves a retired firefighter’s life.

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‘We’re here to celebrate with you’

Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.

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‘We had to help you’

When a retiree collapsed at the gym, two bystanders jumped in to help save him.

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‘We’re grateful for the gift of life’

Scott Kovacs' heart beat a path toward almost certain death. With a new heart, he's now running toward his future.

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Back from the brink

On the road to a heart transplant, a doctor’s discovery set Mike Hensley, 57, on a new course.

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Tyler’s new heart

When a 22-year-old needed a heart transplant, an implantable heart pump kept him alive until his second chance came through.

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‘I’m still here’

Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.

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Football coach seeks heart transplant

'I had to walk away,' Mike Gruszka says. 'How can I ask them to give 100 percent when I can’t?'

What does it mean to be big-hearted?

In medical terms, it can lead to chest pain and an abnormal heart rhythm, among other symptoms.