Press Conference: MLB Legend Rod Carew Reveals Recovery Milestone

Patient thanks doctors for life-saving care at March 22 event

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WHAT:
Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew announces a major milestone in his recovery from a massive heart attack last fall and implant of a mechanical heart pump at Scripps Health’s Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. The baseball legend will update his medical journey during a press conference that also marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the institute.


WHO:
Speakers include Rod Carew, his heart failure specialist Ajay Srivastava, MD, Prebys Cardiovascular Institute Medical Director Paul Teirstein, MD., and Scripps Health president and CEO Chris Van Gorder.


WHEN:
Tuesday, March 22
10 – 11 a.m.


WHERE:
9888 Genesee Ave. ( on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla)
La Jolla, Calif., 92037


WHY:
Rod Carew made national headlines in November when he publicly revealed his massive heart attack, heart failure diagnosis and surgery at Prebys Cardiovascular Institute to implant a mechanical heart pump as a bridge to heart transplant. Carew will discuss a major recovery milestone, and Scripps officials will detail how the institute has affected the health and lives of thousands of patients like him.

Media Contact

Keith Darce
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darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
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