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October 16, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Surviving an aortic dissection is a tale not all patients live to tell. For Eric Salter, living through the traumatic experience was nothing short of miraculous. What’s been even more remarkable to the 45-year-old, though, is the life-changing care he’s received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologists who are committed to helping him live a long […]

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Tags: Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Sabrina Phillips


November 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Taking It in Stride — Amputations, Heart Surgeries and a Pump Won’t Dampen Dick Feller’s Spirit

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Dick Feller likes to joke about his medical escapades. In just six years, Dick Feller had three open-heart operations, had both legs and an arm amputated, and was fitted with a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, to keep his heart pumping. That’s a lot for one person to take. But with unconditional support from […]

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Tags: Aortic Dissection, Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. John Stulak, heart surgery, Left Ventricular Assist Device


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