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September 18th, 2017

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health.

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Tags: Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni, Dr. Parag Patel, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastroenterology, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


March 13th, 2017

Heart Transplant Puts an Active Athlete Back in Action

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Kraig Gresham was 47 years old when he received his heart transplant, but his journey to that life-changing surgery began years earlier. Kraig was born with aortic stenosis — a birth defect that causes heart valves to narrow and obstruct blood flow. As a child he had heart problems as a result of his condition. […]

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Tags: Heart transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation, ventricular assist device


August 16th, 2016

Coordination and Teamwork Make Simultaneous Surgeries Seamless for Heart Transplant Recipients

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Michael Tyler and William Tiger didn’t know one another before the summer of 2016. But they now share a unique life event. Both 55-year-olds underwent heart transplant surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus on the same day, at the same time. Completing the simultaneous procedures was a milestone for the Transplant Center team in Arizona, […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Louis Lanza, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Michael Marranca, ventricular assist device


April 10th, 2016

Heart Transplant Opens Door to Leading a Full Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For 33-year-old Tara Brigham of Jacksonville, Florida, living with a heart condition since birth wasn’t something that was going to get in the way of living an active normal life. In fact, she says the heart transplant she received six years ago as a result of her condition has made her life even more fulfilling. […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Florida Campus, Heart transplant, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


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


December 1st, 2012

New technology makes heart transplant possible

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

By the time JoAnn Forster realized she’d had a heart attack, the damage was done. Then medical technology helped her bridge the gap to a new heart.

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Tags: 3782, 4661, 5324, 5417, Heart transplant, JoAnn Forster, Mayo Clinic, ventricular assist device


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