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March 25, 2013

Rare heart-liver transplant gives South Carolina woman a second chance at life

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

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 […]

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Tags: 3782, 3793, 5324, 5335, arrhythmogenic, Beki Rose, Dr. Russell Wiesner, Heart transplant, heart-liver, Liver Transplant, right ventricular dysplasia

December 8, 2012

A heart transplant put him back in the race

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Every day, with every step: Transplant patient Dan Olson honors his heart donor with his life.

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Tags: 3782, 5252, 5324, 5335, 5417, cardiomyopathy, Dan Olson, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic

December 1, 2012

New technology makes heart transplant possible

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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

November 28, 2012

Coming full circle: Sharing a message of hope

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Ardell Lien sailed around the world powered by a heart and kidney transplanted at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 3782, 3786, 5324, 5417, Ardell Lien, Dr. Brooks Edwards, Heart transplant, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic

November 24, 2012

Heart transplant puts Mia Welch back in the dance

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

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.

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Tags: 3782, 5324, congestive heart failure, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic, Mia Welch

June 21, 2012

Mayo Clinic’s 185th Heart Transplant Patient and her “Chocolat”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

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 […]

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Tags: 1474, 185, 3782, 5252, 5324, 5335, chocolat, chocolate, Heart, Heidi Ash, Transplant

November 10, 2011

Rare treatment for rare disease: Triple transplant

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

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 […]

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Tags: 2272, 3782, 3786, 3793, 5252, 5324, 5334, hereditary amyloidosis, Kirk Watson, Triple Transplant

June 26, 2009

Date Night

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway (@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 […]

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Tags: 3782, 5252, 5254, 5333, Arizona, Cardiology, Patient Stories

May 9, 2009

A Prom Promise Kept

By Traci Klein Traci Klein (@traciklein)

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 […]

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Tags: 3782, 5251, 5252, 5306, 5335, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Heart transplant, Martha Grogan, Michael Ackerman, Prom, Sefani Pentiuk

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