August 2014

Winston-Salem, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 – In 2000, Linda Blue Pate, 67, suffered a heart attack and learned the bottom half of her heart was no longer functioning properly. A heart transplant is critical to her survival.

Doctors have placed an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to help improve her heart function while awaiting her transplant.