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

Media cover North County man's triumphant story

Scripps physician Thomas Heywood examines heart patient Scott Fitzgerald

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

Media cover North County man's triumphant story

Scripps patient Scott Fitzgerald was recently featured in Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a medical news service, where he credited the use of the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for keeping him alive while he waited for a heart transplant. He has also been featured on 10News and San Diego Magazine.


Watch the story on Ivanhoe Broadcast News: LVAD Bridge to Heart Transplant After Chemo


Read the story in San Diego Magazine: A Change of Heart.


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

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