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September 17th, 2015

The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Mayo Clinic Nurse May Have Saved My Life

By Ronald Petrovich ronaldpetrovich

My head pounded incessantly. With every sip of water, I felt like I was swallowing razor blades. I coughed and wheezed so hard that my stomach muscles ached. But as sick as I was, this would be one of my healthiest days, because a visit with a vigilant nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic may have […]

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Tags: bicuspid aortic valve, Cardiovascular Diseases, heart murmur, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, influenza, Patient Stories


October 17th, 2011

Suzanne Vela: The Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

In mid-February, 2011, flu-like symptoms caused Suzanne Vela to leave work early to try to recover quickly from fatigue and a persistent cough. Several days of rest at home did not seem to improve her symptoms and Javier Vela, Suzanne’s husband, decided to take her to the Mayo Clinic Hospital Emergency department on February 14th. […]

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