Minn. woman doing well after 2nd heart transplant

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Mayo Clinic says a 23-year-old Mankato woman is doing well after her second heart transplant.

Alyssa Sandeen’s surgeon, Dr. Richard Daly, says her new heart was working well Friday and her vital signs were very good. He cautions, though, that it’s too early to make predictions on her recovery.

Sandeen received her new heart Thursday night, 15 years after she underwent her first heart transplant at age 8.

She has been hospitalized since November. Her father, Christopher Sandeen, says his daughter’s health had progressively worsened over the last several months as her heart function decreased.

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Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com

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