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Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

October 23, 2018

Serving the Underserved in Bolivia

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Two Mayo Clinic cardiologists are part of a medical team that provides badly needed care to people in one of South America’s poorest countries.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Andrew Calvin, Dr. Michel Barsoum, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


October 12, 2018

New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field

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When myocarditis hit his heart, Drew Beckie was told his professional soccer career was over. But a cardiac specialist at Mayo Clinic took another look, and today Drew is back to the game he loves. 

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Tags: Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Leslie Cooper, Myocarditis


August 1, 2018

The Heartbeat Goes on for Dave Andros After Cardiac Arrest

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With prompt medical attention and expert care, Dave Andros survived sudden cardiac arrest. Now he’s eager to share his story with others to promote heart health.

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Tags: cardiovascular surgery, Coronary bypass surgery, Dr. John Stulak, Dr. Krishna Pamulapati, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Sudden cardiac arrest


June 29, 2018

A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

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Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn’t know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, Dr. Naser Ammash, Heart valve disease, MayoClinicFL, Medical Genetics


June 27, 2018

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

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When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Christopher McLeod, Dr. Crystal Bonnichesen, Dr. Joseph Dearani, MayoClinicFL, Tetralogy of Fallot


June 13, 2018

Routine Checkup Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

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Brian Schilling was shocked to learn he had a dangerous condition that required surgery to repair one of his heart valves. But the procedure went off without a hitch, and Brian’s grateful for the thorough care he received through Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Calvin, Dr. Glenn Kauppila, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Minimally invasive mitral valve repair


May 18, 2018

A Healthier Heart and Renewed Zest for Life After Bariatric Surgery

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A host of serious medical concerns were making daily life a challenge for Robert Watts. Comprehensive care at Mayo Clinic helped him tackle each of them and successfully restored his health.

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Tags: bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, Dr. Jorge Pascual, Dr. Mohamad Yamani, Dr. Steven Bowers, Elaine McComb, MayoClinicFL


April 20, 2018

Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient’s Surgical Fears

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After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do.

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Tags: atrial septal defect, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Karen Myhre, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Pediatric Cardiology, Transposition of the great arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect


April 18, 2018

Complex Surgery Saves a Life and a Lung

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Ken Settlemire’s lung cancer care at Mayo Clinic involved an intricate surgical procedure that eliminated the cancer while removing the smallest amount of lung tissue necessary.

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Tags: Dr. Ian Makey, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Medicine


April 9, 2018

Settling on a Steady Heart Rhythm

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Ron Klancher was having trouble controlling an irregular heartbeat. But by working at it together, Ron and his care providers were able to devise a way to effectively treat his atrial fibrillation.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Breno Pessanha, Dr. Carol Winter, Dr. Harold Hellweg, Heart Rhythm Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna


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