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December 12th, 2012

Specialized care team approach helps triumph over high risk pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Rachel Willenberg with her husband and two daughters.

Delighted to pose for a family portrait in June 2009: Rachel and husband, Seth, with daughters, Ariana and Aleah.

As Rachel Willenberg, and her husband Seth, look at their two healthy daughters today, they are reminded of the specialized obstetrics and cardiovascular care at Mayo Clinic that made having a family possible.

For years before her first visit to Mayo Clinic, Rachel endured baffling symptoms of breathlessness, bruising on her chest, and swelling in her face and upper arms. An eventual diagnosis of a rare condition known as fibrosing mediastinitis (FM) left her confused about her future and nearly dashed all hope of having a family. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, Dr. Cabalka, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Rose, fibrosing mediastinitis, Matthew Clark PhD, Rachel Willenberg

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