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Paul Pepper: Dr. Anand Chockalingam and Karla McNew, RN, "Heart Failure Success Story"

Truman VA cardiologist DR. ANAND CHOCKALINGAM is having a moment. That’s because he’s “cured heart failure,” a disease that affects 6.2 million adults in the U.S., according to the CDC. 64-year-old KARLA McNEW, RN, can attest to this as she, too, became one of those 6.2 million after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, leg edema, and yes, heart failure. But not anymore! Hear her story of fear and then hope after meeting with Dr. Chockalingam. May 2, 2023

Travis McMillen is the senior media producer at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. For KBIA, Travis oversees production of Views of the News and The Daily Blend with AC.
Paul Pepper was a fixture on the mid-Missouri airwaves from 1969 until his retirement in 2023. He started hosting Radio Friends with Paul Pepper for KBIA-FM in 2009 after a remarkable 40-year on-air career at KOMU-TV.
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