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October 30th, 2015

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Caitlin Veitz never takes for granted just how special her daughter Kieran is. “She’s laid back, happy, wonderful,” Caitlin says. The circumstances around her birth, however, were not as serene. At her 20-week ultrasound, Caitlin learned her baby’s heart was not where it was supposed to be and that it had developed outside of the […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Congenital heart defect, Dr Carl Rose, Dr Christopher Moir, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ectopia Cordis, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Obstetrics, Pediatrics


June 4th, 2015

Transplant Change-Up Gives Courtney a Second Chance

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Courtney Kidd is working hard to raise organ donor awareness after a new approach to double-organ transplant saved her life. Born with five congenital heart defects and suffering through several medical complications, Courtney needed both a new heart and a new liver. Previous surgeries at ages 2, 6, 12 and then again at 22, and […]

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Tags: Congenital heart defect, Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 8th, 2012

Heart-double lung transplant

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

At Mayo Clinic, a transplant patient finds caregivers who truly care.

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Tags: 3790, 5324, 5417, Congenital heart defect, heart-double lung transplant, Mayo Clinic, Tara Kline


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