"Hispanic woman another chance who received a heart transplant gets another chance at life"
María Rojas is 71 years old and for years he suffered a heart arrhythmia without knowing it, with an erroneous diagnosis that only medicated her and gave her no hope. "I couldn't stand it anymore and I came to the hospital, where I was told I had two weeks to live no longer. I thought I was leaving the hospital to die,” she says. After going home and getting sick again she ended up in the care of Johanna Contreras, MD, director of the division of heart failure at Mount Sinai Morningside. Dr. Contreras diagnosed her with severe heart failure, and told her she needed a transplant. Rojas is now walking happy with her new transplant that she got in December and grateful for Mount Sinai for giving her a new chance at life.
— Johanna Contreras, MD, Director, Division of Heart Failure, Mount Sinai Morningside, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai