Scripps Heart Transplant Patient Lauds Use of LVAD to Keep Him Alive

North County man shares his triumphant story with 10News

Scripps physician Thomas Heywood examines heart patient Scott Fitzgerald

Scripps Clinic cardiologist Thomas Heywood, MD, uses an ultrasound device to examine Scott Fitzgerald’s recently transplanted heart.

North County man shares his triumphant story with 10News

Scripps patient Scott Fitzgerald was recently featured in a 10News story where he credited the use of the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for keeping him alive while he waited for a heart transplant.


Watch the story on 10News: New Year brings new chance to live for North County man.

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