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January 28, 2019

Heart Care Gives Pat Rozeske New Rhythm

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Heart problems were wearing down Pat Rozeske and sapping her strength. But cardiac surgery and rehabilitation have renewed her energy and put her on the path to better health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Andrew Calvin, Dr. Robert Wiechmann, Gloria Krueger, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mitral Valve Prolapse


December 17, 2018

Cardiac Ablation Helps Alan Kostrzewa Summit New Heights

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When treatment for a torn rotator cuff uncovered two underlying heart conditions, friends urged Alan Kostrzewa to go to Mayo Clinic for help getting back to his highly active way of life.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Peter Noseworthy


June 27, 2018

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

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When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Christopher McLeod, Dr. Crystal Bonnichesen, Dr. Joseph Dearani, MayoClinicFL, Tetralogy of Fallot


April 9, 2018

Settling on a Steady Heart Rhythm

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Ron Klancher was having trouble controlling an irregular heartbeat. But by working at it together, Ron and his care providers were able to devise a way to effectively treat his atrial fibrillation.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Breno Pessanha, Dr. Carol Winter, Dr. Harold Hellweg, Heart Rhythm Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna


September 17, 2016

Artist Back at the Drawing Board After A Stroke

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Shirley and Bob Gessner have weathered some tough times during their 56 years of marriage. But nothing could have prepared Shirley for the night of April 10, 2015, when she awoke at 3:30 a.m. to a thud — the sound of her husband falling out of bed. “I asked him what was the matter, but […]

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Comprehensive Stroke Center, diabetes, Dr. David A. Miller, Florida Campus, stroke, Thrombectomy, tPA


May 19, 2016

Teacher Smelling the Roses Again Thanks to Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

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For years, Lucy Lorden suffered from an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath. But one April morning in 2014, the Ormond Beach, Florida, elementary school teacher was barely able to walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Thinking she had pneumonia, Lucy, then 56, went to see her primary care doctor. “The doctor told […]

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Tags: Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Florida Campus, irregular heartbeat, stroke


March 9, 2012

When Medication is No Longer Effective for Atrial Fibrillation

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Ron Boyle has had atrial fibrillation for twelve years.  He recalls, “When I was in a-fib most of the time, getting upstairs was a problem.  Just doing daily routine was a problem.  Get up in the morning and being totally fatigued and that’s the way the day would start.”  His previous medications were no longer […]

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Tags: 4264, 5252, 5335, A-Fib, Atrial Fibrillation, catheter, experience, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat, patient, Pulmonary Vein Ablation, Pulmonary Vein Isolation


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