Mercy Miami Hospital
August 06, 2020

“What’s going on, what’s happening? Why this? Why now? I'm just 21.”

These are questions COVID-19 survivor Jose Flores Jr. asked himself a few weeks ago when he was fighting for his life in a Florida hospital.

COVID-19 didn’t cause Flores to have lung problems as it does for many who contract the novel virus. Instead, it hit him in his heart. Heart surgeon Allan Stewart said his patient had massive heart failure.

Stewart said he had to make a quick decision to perform an emergency procedure that saved Flores's life.

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tags: covid-19