March 25th, 2013
Beki Rose and her husband, Tom, had met with half a dozen doctors, and they all said the same thing. “They told me to go home and get my things in order,” says Beki, a 51-year-old mother of three with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. The congenital condition had so damaged Beki’s heart and liver that […]
December 8th, 2012
Every day, with every step: Transplant patient Dan Olson honors his heart donor with his life.
December 1st, 2012
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.
November 28th, 2012
Ardell Lien sailed around the world powered by a heart and kidney transplanted at Mayo Clinic.
November 24th, 2012
A diagnosis of congestive heart failure pulled Mia Welch off stage. After a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic, she’s looking forward to dancing again.
June 21st, 2012
I wish I knew more ways to say, “Thank you”. I was given not just a second chance at life, but also a life with possibilities never imagined. Being born with congenital heart defects, my first open-heart surgery was performed when I was five-days-old. Six more heart surgeries followed before being tremendously fortunate to have […]
November 10th, 2011
On June 14, 2011, after a 107-day wait in the hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Kirk Watson, 44, received the news he’d been waiting for — a heart, liver and kidney were available for him. He would be the fourth person to receive a triple transplant at Mayo Clinic and only the 11th […]
June 26th, 2009
By Lynn Closway
‘Date Night’ Takes on New Meaning for Heart Patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona It would be hard to ignore the elephant in the room. This “elephant” happens to be the 400-pound artificial heart machine that is keeping alive a very special patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona — a 41-year-old husband and father of […]
May 9th, 2009
By Traci Klein
As an 8-year-old girl from Michigan was headed into surgery for a heart transplant, she asked Mike Ackerman — a pediatric cardiology fellow at Mayo who was part of her care team — if she was going to live. Dr. Ackerman said, “Of course you’re going to live, and I’m going to dance with you […]