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The former Lions general manager was diagnosed with amyloidosis.

By Kaelen Jones
December 24, 2018

Ex-Lions general manager Matt Millen underwent a successful heart transplant Monday morning, according to NBC Sports' Peter King.

Millen, 60, was diagnosed with amyloidosis—a rare, life-threatening heart disorder—during summer 2017. He went into surgery at around 1 a.m. in a New Jersey hospital, and he was out by 8 a.m., per King.

Millen had been awaiting a heart donation for several weeks. A match was found on Sunday afternoon.

According to King, Millen's wife said the donor's heart was "a perfect match and he is doing well. The surgery went smoothly."

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