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June 9th, 2017

Young Mom’s Long Wait Ends With Gift of a New Heart

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Sarah Bradley’s heart failed when she was only 27 years old. Today, after more than two years living with the assistance of a device that kept her blood flowing and her health stable, she’s the grateful recipient of a new heart.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Diseases, heart failure, Heart transplant, Jenifer Spadafore, Left Ventricular Assist Device


February 15th, 2017

Local Politician Doesn’t Skip a Beat With Mechanical Heart Pump

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

While Walter “Junior” Boatright was running for a second term as Nassau county commissioner in northeast Florida in November 2012, he started to feel winded. At first, he chalked it up to getting older and just not having the same energy he used to, while campaigning 15 hours a day. But after the campaign was […]

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Tags: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Jeffrey Hosenpud, Dr. Kevin Landolfo, heart failure, Heart Failure Clinic, Left Ventricular Assist Device, LVAD


October 21st, 2015

Here Comes (the Father of) the Bride — With a Little Help From Mayo

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Andre Pearson wanted nothing more than to be in Indio, California, last June to answer the question: “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” But up until the night before, it looked like he was going to be resigned to watching his daughter, Alexandra Price, get married from half a country away. […]

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Tags: Dr. David Joyce, Dr. Lyle Joyce, heart failure, Kidney Failure, ventricular assist device, Wedding


November 5th, 2014

Not Ready to Slow Down

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

A second opinion at Mayo Clinic helped Harold Magy return to the active schedule he loves For years, Harold Magy was familiar with the inner workings of Mayo Clinic. As a mechanical engineer for more than two decades with a company that frequently worked with Mayo, he knew the ins and outs of many of […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, heart failure, Patient Stories


March 5th, 2012

Incredible Journey: Surviving an Incurable Disease

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

“Couldn’t breathe, gasping for air,” is how Bobbie Sofia describes the first sign that something was wrong. In 2007, Bobbie Sofia and her husband, Sam, traveled to San Antonio, Texas from their home of almost forty years in Lake Havasu City, Arizona to attend their daughter, Ashley’s, graduation from Air Force Basic Training. While enjoying […]

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Tags: 1136, 2272, 5252, 5279, 5333, amyloidosis, Bobbie Sofia, cardiac amyloidosis, Craig Reeder, CyBorD, D. Eric Steidley, heart failure


May 24th, 2010

Mayo Clinic Artificial Heart Patient on CBS Evening News

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

A Mayo Clinic patient achieved a medical milestone recently when he was the first U.S. patient to go home with a new kind of portable artificial heart. CBS Evening News covered the story, which began as follows: For nearly two years, 43-year-old Charles Okeke has tried to live a normal life in the hospital tethered […]

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Tags: artificial heart, CBS News, charles okeke, Francisco Arabia, heart failure, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic


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