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November 21, 2012

You can’t hit a moving target

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Adventures call and Earlene Taylor still answers, thanks to Mayo doctors who helped her beat lung cancer again.

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Tags: 3781, 5251, 5254, 5333, Dr. Jaroszewski, Earlene Taylor, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic


May 27, 2010

Crystal M: My Mayo Clinic Story

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Crystal M writes from North Carolina: I saw the invitation to share your story in the newsletter and thought that I would share mine with you. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner in hospitalist medicine, working in an approximate 150 bed facility in North Carolina. At the age of 23 I was diagnosed with Hypertrophic […]

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Tags: 4260, 5251, 5336, HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic


December 18, 2009

Michigan heart patient counting blessings

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

This story was submitted by Ron Reffitt Jr. In this photo, I’m holding my first grandson, Blake, born this summer to my daughter, Jennifer, behind me, and her husband, Brandon. My sons, Cody and Ron, are on the other side of me. The smile on my face says it all — how happy and grateful […]

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Tags: 3640, 3719, 3723, 5251, 5252, 5335, Cancer, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Story


June 9, 2009

Abby’s Heart Surgery Story

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

  Here’s a note we received this week from Kathryn Kuhlmann, the mother of a Mayo Clinic pediatric patient: My daughter, Abby, who is 11, had heart surgery at Mayo on May 29, and she recorded a short video tour of her hospital room to share with some family and friends. I’m contacting you at […]

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Tags: 4254, 5142, 5251, 5252, 5306, 5335, atrial septal defect, Cardiology, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, heart murmur, heart surgery, Mayo Clinic


May 9, 2009

A Prom Promise Kept

By Traci Klein 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 […]

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


January 22, 2009

A Second Opinion for Trevor

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Shortly after he was born in early 2008, Trevor King was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a condition that could cause sudden cardiac death. He may be the youngest patient ever to get a pacemaker-defibrillator, a device that sends an electric shock to the heart when it detects a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm. But in […]

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Tags: 3993, 4271, 5251, 5252, 5306, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Defibrillator, Heart Rhythm, ICD, Long QT, LongQT, Pacemaker


January 12, 2009

Stories of the Heart

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Mayo Clinic heart patients and family members returned to Mayo in Oct. 2008 to share stories of their care through a program called “Stories of the Heart: Through the Eyes of Our Patients.” Patients talked about their care at Mayo Clinic, focusing on the impact of Mayo staff during their stay. “Hearing patients tell their […]

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Tags: 5251, 5252, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Stories, Patients


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