Man receives new heart on Valentine's Day

A Bridgeport man is recovering in the hospital after getting a very special Valentine's Day gift - a new heart. Yale-New Haven Hospital says John Pesavento, 60, was notified yesterday morning that

News 12 Staff

Feb 15, 2016, 10:13 PM

Updated 3,079 days ago

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A Bridgeport man is recovering in the hospital after getting a very special Valentine's Day gift - a new heart.
Yale-New Haven Hospital says John Pesavento, 60, was notified yesterday morning that a donor heart was available and he went into surgery last night.
Pesavento had been on the transplant list for the last year and was put on a left ventricle assist device in June after being diagnosed with end stage heart failure. 
Pesavento's doctor released a statement saying that while every day is a great day to save a life with a heart transplant, perhaps there is no better day than Valentine's Day. 


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