Heart Transplant Patient Finds His Road to Recovery



Mark Nelson was living a healthy and active lifestyle when he suddenly experienced heart failure. After gaining nearly 50 pounds of water weight and with his heart failing, Mark was transferred to Ochsner to see if a new heart could be found to save his life. Choking back tears, Mark recalled cardiologist Sapna Desai, MD, telling him these words that he’d never forget: “We have a heart for you, and it’s a perfect match.’’

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