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AHA: This ‘Heart of the Family’ Awaits a New Heart

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Felix Aguirre has always been close to his family. The oldest of four siblings, he’s known for putting the needs of his relatives above his own.
A recent diagnosis of heart failure has reaffirmed those relationships.
Aguirre’s heart troubles started in December 2014 when, shortly before Christmas, he learned he had heart failure — the result, he was told, of a lung infection that had spread to his heart.
For the then-25-year-old from Dallas, the next six months were nothing short of a nightmare. His condition worsened, and he was in and out of the hospital for two to three days at a time. By May 2015, Aguirre said he felt so sick he didn’t think he’d pull through.
“[The medical staff] told me they…
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