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December 3rd, 2013

Child’s play — at long last

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

After heart surgery, Deshawn Corbin can run, jump and swim like a kid … for the first time Deshawn Corbin is just 15 years old. But he’s already experienced more life than most people many times his age. Deshawn was born with complex congenital heart disease that affected the way blood traveled through his body […]

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Tags: 1474, 5252, 5253, 5306, 5335, Cardiac surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Ann Reed, Dr. Ben Eidem, Dr. Harold Burkhart, Fontan Procedure, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


September 5th, 2013

A lifetime of lessons in 20 short years

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It hasn’t been an easy path for Ashley Jagodzinski. To say the least. So you’ll pardon Ashley and her mom (Mayo employee Erin Jagodzinski) if they’re a touch enthusiastic about Ashley officially starting her college career this fall. A few things conspired to stop Ashley from getting to this point. Three open-heart surgeries by age 12 […]

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Tags: 2301, 5252, 5253, 5335, Ashley Jagodzinski, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Francisco Puga, Erin Jagodzinski, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis


September 1st, 2013

Eluding the ‘Widow Maker’: The Checkup that Saved His Life

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

“You have to go to know.” George Roberts will tell you he’s a busy man — too busy to worry about a physical. As vice president of a Florida-based road construction and contracting company and chair of two industry groups, he’s got a lot to oversee. Taking time for a doctor’s visit wasn’t on his […]

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Tags: 2267, 3994, 5252, 5255, 5268, 5334, 5335, Dr. Rodriguez, Executive Health, executive physical, Florida, george roberts


May 29th, 2013

Soccer Mom Strokes on the Field

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

The phrase “soccer mom” might be a cliché, but for Jessica Cook of Jacksonville, Fla., it was apropos. The mom of three boys (ages 6, 10 and 13) spent hours in the car each week driving her sons from one field to another for their weekly soccer practices and games. With a family history of […]

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Tags: 2301, 3014, 3636, 5177, 5252, 5292, 5294, 5334, Brain Aneurysm, cardiovascular disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Florida


December 12th, 2012

Specialized care team approach helps triumph over high risk pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Rachel Willenberg rides a rollercoaster of symptoms that finally leads to treatment, and the family she’s always wanted.

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Tags: 3781, 5252, 5277, 5295, 5335, cardiovascular disease, Dr. Cabalka, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Rose, fibrosing mediastinitis, Mayo Clinic, Rachel Willenberg


December 8th, 2012

A heart transplant put him back in the race

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist 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


November 23rd, 2012

Alvin Haworth: Trust Yourself —and Keep Asking Questions

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When a heart condition threatened to slow down Alvin Haworth, he found his answer at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 3781, 4260, 5252, 5253, 5335, Alvin Haworth, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic, Steve Ommen M.D.


June 21st, 2012

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

By 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


May 1st, 2012

Quadruple Bypass at Age 24

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

Last spring, Ravuth Thorng, then just 24, noticed it was increasingly difficult to do ordinary tasks, such as walking to his car. “I felt out of breath walking from my parking spot to work,” says Thorng, who worked at a home improvement store in Rochester, Minn. In retrospect, he recalls that during the previous winter, […]

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Tags: 5252, 5253, 5335, Quadruple Bypass, Ravuth Thorng


April 26th, 2012

Still Diving Deep: Heart Repair Keeps Bends at Bay

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

Veteran scuba diver Scott Martin, 46, and his girlfriend left Florida in July 2011 to celebrate his birthday in Cozumel, Mexico. His experience there changed the way he thinks about his heart and his favorite pastime. The couple had been in Cozumel for five days, diving twice a day. On the morning of the last […]

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Tags: 5252, 5335, Dr. Issam Moussa, PFO, Scott Martin


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