NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - One of the nation's top oncologists nearly died in 1994 after he and his wife lost two unborn children and a mysteriously illness brought him to the brink of death.
"I went years having heart arrhythmia. I put the pieces together. It was a manifestation of Lyme disease," said Dr. Neil Spector.
Initial tests did not come back positive by the criteria that had been established for Lyme at that time, but that didn't stop Spector from getting the diagnosis he needed.
"It's leading people to fall through the cracks of Lyme disease," said Spector.
He went on to have a heart transplant.
Seven years later, Spector is running half marathons and says he feels "fantastic."