Sherron Simmons lived her life as the picture of good health: She exercised regularly, ate healthy and did not smoke. That is why it was a shock for her to learn in 2007 that the main left artery to her heart was 90 percent blocked.
Three years after her first brush with heart disease, she would go on to suffer two heart attacks and need a heart transplant. After Simmons waited on the list for eight months, UAB cardiothoracic surgeon James Kirklin, M.D., performed her heart transplant on May 22, 2011.
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