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Leslie Tucker's story

Leslie Tucker

When Leslie Tucker arrived at Riverside Methodist Hospital's Emergency Department with an irregular heartbeat, our heart specialists found themselves tending to two patients at once - Leslie and the baby she was carrying.

Through advanced drug therapy, the Riverside team carefully stabilized her condition, while minimizing the risk to her unborn child. Weeks later, Leslie gave birth to a healthy son, Dylan.

However, her irregular heartbeat continued - until the Riverside heart team arrived at a solution.

Dr. Eugene Fu, of McConnell Heart Hospital at Riverside, performed a minimally invasive procedure. This cured Leslie's irregular heartbeat and allowed her to enjoy life with her husband and newborn child.

"As Dylan has grown, not a day goes by that I don't think about Dr. Fu and the Riverside heart team," says Leslie. "They're almost like family."

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