Meet Yasmin: A Sudden Detour for Heart Transplant, Then Back in Stride
Life dramatically changed for Yasmin in early 2016. The county prosecutor, marathon runner, exercise enthusiast, world-traveler and mentor to middle-school girls from St. Paul experienced shortness of breath just one mile into a 10 mile run. She didn’t know what was happening.
Yasmin’s local physicians were stumped, too. After several doctor and hospital visits, and a trip to the emergency room, a friend urged Yasmin to get an appointment at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester. Tests confirmed her local physicians’ diagnosis of viral myocarditis, and also found that Yasmin had dilated cardiomyopathy. Yasmin needed a heart transplant – fast.
To increase the odds of receiving a heart transplant quickly, Yasmin’s care team transferred her to Mayo Clinic’s campus in Phoenix, where her wait lasted less than one week.
Today Yasmin is back to her fast paced life of working full time, running and traveling.
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