Arthur Plowden of Amityville, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure, was Stony Brook University Heart Institute's first LVAD recipient. The device kept him alive until he received a heart transplant in July and on Thursday he was healthy enough to live out his dream of a shoot around with the Stony Brook University's men's basket ballteam. Videojournalist: Chris Ware (Oct. 11, 2012 (October 13, 2012 7:19 PM)
Most people who've gotten to know Arthur Plowden say he has a lot of heart, and they aren't talking about the one he received in a transplant this summer.
When folks who know the Amityville man talk about his heart, they're mostly referring to his enthusiasm for life and his love of basketball.
"Look at him, he's having the time of his life," said nurse practitioner Kathleen Lopez-Newton...
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