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Mending failing hearts

Created: 01/27/2014 11:12 AM
By: Rachel McNeill, KPRC

(KPRC) -- More than six million Americans suffer from heart failure, and with the shortage of donor hearts, thousands will die waiting for a donor.

But, mechanical heart pumps are saving lives, and nowhere is that happening more than in Houston.

St. Luke's Medical Center and Texas Heart Institute are marking an important milestone having implanted the 1,000th LVAD.

That's more than any other hospital in the country.

Read More: KPRC

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