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New Heart Gives Patient a New Lease on Life

Gary Yeager isn't one to back down from a challenge, whether it's an obstacle on the job or a setback with his health. Even though he was living with congestive heart failure for many years, there was no quit in Gary. He insisted on maintaining a relatively normal lifestyle to the best of his ability. But shortly after he turned 46, Gary's optimism began to fade. His pounding, fluttering heart was going haywire. Walking, getting out of bed, and even breathing had become a terrible ordeal. Gary's health deteriorated so much that in August 2010, he felt it was time to put his affairs in order.