Jersey Proud: Woman reunites with doctors to mark 14 years since lifesaving procedure

Mayra Rodriguez marked 14 years since the original implantation of her ventricular assist device.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2022, 2:30 AM

Updated 785 days ago

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A Union County woman celebrated a milestone anniversary of a lifesaving procedure.
Mayra Rodriguez marked 14 years since the original implantation of her ventricular assist device.
She's the longest-living person in New Jersey with the device. Only 40 patients in the U.S. have lived more than 14 years with one.
Rodriguez spent the day celebrating alongside her world-renowned team of heart transplant surgeons at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.


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