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February is American Heart Month, and one man is sharing the story of his journey to become the oldest patient to receive a heart transplant at Saint Luke's.

John Edgar Tidwell, professor emeritus at KU, was diagnosed with a genetic condition called amyloidosis.

KSHB talked to Dr. Andrew Kao, medical director of heart transplantation at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and Prof. Tidwell about why this rare condition led to the need for a heart transplant.

Watch the full story below.

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