Ochsner Hero: Devine King

Ochsner patient Devine King is honored as the Pelicans-Clippers game on January 18, 2020. Devine was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2014. Four years later, the Ochsner cardiology team implanted a LVAD to help King’s heart pump blood consistently. Three months later he was placed on the transplant list for a new heart. In Fall 2019, nearly 50 years after performing the first heart transplant in the Gulf South, Devine was the recipient of Ochsner’s 1,000th heart transplant. Ochsner and the Pelicans would like to recognize Devine and his family for their commitment to staying positive while facing incredible odds!

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