|Credit| University of Michigan Health System|
25 Year Old Stan Larkin had his heart removed in 2014 after he and his older brother, Dominique, were diagnosed with familial cardiomyopathy, a genetic condition that’s known to cause heart failure without warning. The heart condition is one of the leading causes of death in otherwise healthy athletes.
They were both very, very ill when we first met them in our intensive care units. We wanted to get them heart transplants, but we didn’t think we had enough time. There’s just something about their unique anatomic situation where other technology wasn’t going to work.
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