WSU junior Rachel Doseck recently had her second heart transplant and has been in recovery for a month.
Doseck had her first transplant at the age of 10, and for about nine years, she lived a normal life. She started having symptoms of nausea and low blood pressure for over a year causing doctors to believe she was experiencing stomach issues.
While in the ER, her heart was functioning at 20 percent.Her body had likely rejected the antigen (donor heart from her previous transplant) so the immune system started attacking her heart and small vessels in it were collapsing.
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