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Amanda Shoultz

Amanda is the Marketing and Public Relations Consultant at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas and Fort Worth and a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Marketing. As Marketing and Public Relations Consultant, she specializes in sharing the stories of patients, caregivers, and advanced treatments at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital.

After heart transplant, 24-year-old making every beat count

When then 22-year-old Kennedy Ngungutau began experiencing symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath and intense coughing, he realized he was very sick. He soon learned that his heart had been attacked by a virus a year earlier, causing it to grow weak. To his surprise, Kennedy was diagnosed with heart failure. Two months later, he …

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How a routine physical detected this man’s dangerous heart blockage

Gary Aspelin has lived a life of wonder and adventure, traveling to almost 40 countries with his wife of over 50 years by his side. After a shocking discovery at his annual physical, Gary was faced with a new kind of adventure — fixing his heart. Gary noticed that while doing yard work, he would …

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82-year-old valve patient experiences evolution of heart surgery first-hand

82-year-old Herman Veselka is no stranger to hospitals. Over the last 25 years, he’s undergone several cardiovascular procedures, and had a front-row seat to watch how heart surgery and technology have evolved over time. When he arrived at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital’s Center for Valve Disorders last July, he had …

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McCoy bypass surgery

72-year-old returns to active life following coronary artery bypass surgery

Danny McCoy is not your average 72-year-old. The retiree who previously worked in recreational property management in Houston completed a half-marathon without any prior training while in his fifties. He lived an active life. Prior to his race, Danny thought it wise to request a stress test through his primary care physician. Now, more than …

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