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April 2nd, 2014

The Team Behind Team Lola

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Most 13-year-old girls wouldn’t see having a scar down the middle of their chests as cool. Lola Montilla, however, is not your average 13-year-old girl. When she looks at the scar on her chest from the surgery she had at Mayo Clinic to repair the Ebstein’s anomaly heart defect she was born with, she says […]

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Tags: Atrial Septum Defect, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ebstein's Anomaly, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Story


May 29th, 2013

Soccer Mom Strokes on the Field

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

The phrase “soccer mom” might be a cliché, but for Jessica Cook of Jacksonville, Fla., it was apropos. The mom of three boys (ages 6, 10 and 13) spent hours in the car each week driving her sons from one field to another for their weekly soccer practices and games. With a family history of […]

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Tags: 2301, 3014, 3636, 5177, 5252, 5292, 5294, 5334, Brain Aneurysm, cardiovascular disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Florida


December 12th, 2012

Specialized care team approach helps triumph over high risk pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Rachel Willenberg rides a rollercoaster of symptoms that finally leads to treatment, and the family she’s always wanted.

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Tags: 3781, 5252, 5277, 5295, 5335, cardiovascular disease, Dr. Cabalka, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Rose, fibrosing mediastinitis, Mayo Clinic, Rachel Willenberg


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