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'I never thought I'd run again': Heart disease patient to run in Brooklyn Half Marathon

  • News 12: Brooklyn
  • New York, NY
  • (May 20, 2022)

John Puskas, MD, runs the Brooklyn Half Marathon with his patient Verissimo Costa, who needed emergency heart bypass surgery after collapsing on a run due to undetected heart disease. He said, “To be able to be trained by and to run with a former coronary bypass patient, that’s just immensely satisfying.”

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