Health & Medicine

February 3, 2012 6:32 AM

New heart gives Lexington man renewed purpose

Although only 49 and otherwise healthy, Charles Shelton was ultimately diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis, a inflammatory disease that causes the formation of granular clumps of cells similar to scar tissue. After months of worry, uncertainty and 48 days in the hospital, Shelton was given a heart transplant on Dec. 26.

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