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December 7, 2018

Feeling Fantastic After Heart Valve Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When James Tembrock was told he needed surgery to replace his aortic valve, he wanted to find a medical center where he could have the procedure done using a minimally invasive approach. That search led James to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Tags: aortic valve replacement, Cardiac surgery, Dr. Robert Wiechmann, heart failure, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


April 27, 2017

Pectus Surgery Frees William Kranz to Enjoy a Pain-Free Future

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

William Kranz delights in telling people he is “living his life behind bars,” with two more years to go. But William welcomes that time because, to him, those bars represent freedom and better health. The “bars” are actually metal rods inserted under William’s ribcage during a surgical procedure at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus.

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski, pectus excavatum


November 17, 2015

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

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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


October 30, 2015

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Caitlin Veitz never takes for granted just how special her daughter Kieran is. “She’s laid back, happy, wonderful,” Caitlin says. The circumstances around her birth, however, were not as serene. At her 20-week ultrasound, Caitlin learned her baby’s heart was not where it was supposed to be and that it had developed outside of the […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Congenital heart defect, Dr Carl Rose, Dr Christopher Moir, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ectopia Cordis, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Obstetrics, Pediatrics


July 20, 2015

Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

When Virgil Jernigan came to Mayo Clinic for foot surgery, he was in for a lifesaving surprise. During an exam before his surgery, he mentioned to his nurse practitioner that he had been feeling fatigued and short of breath. So she ordered cardiac testing. Virgil was shocked to learn he had a leaking mitral valve – […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mitral Valve Disease, Orthopedic Surgery


May 29, 2015

Mayo, Hands for Humanity Form Village to Save Little Aisha

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

In April 2013, the International Services Office at Mayo Clinic received a copy of an article from a Gambian newspaper. In the article, a father begged for help for his 2-year-old daughter, Aisha. She was born with a ventricular septal defect – a hole in the heart that occurs in the wall that separates the heart’s […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Del Wibben, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Brian Mohoney, Dr. Eric Towe, Dr. Frank Cetta Jr., Dr. Joseph Dearani, Humanitarian Outreach, International Medicine, Kate Welp, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Cardiology


March 27, 2015

An Unexpected Stop in Lake City Provides Comfort and a Smooth Transition Home

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Gail and Bob Boehmer recall driving through Lake City, Minnesota, many times on their way to northern Wisconsin, where they first met. Neither of them ever imagined the town on Lake Pepin would become a home away from home. The Waterloo, Iowa, couple recently spent six weeks in Lake City. It wasn’t something they’d planned. […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Steven Moran, Dr. Thomas Bower, Lake City, telemedicine, Transitional Care


December 3, 2013

Child’s play — at long last

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

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


December 1, 2009

Mike’s Mechanical Aortic Valve

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Editor’s Note: Mike from the Minneapolis area sent us this message on the day after Thanksgiving, as he wanted to share his gratitude for the care he received at Mayo Clinic earlier this year. His story is below; here are options for how you can share your story. Hello my name is Mike, and in […]

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Tags: 1490, 4173, 5141, 5253, 5335, aortic valve, bicuspid aortic valve, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Hartzell Schaff, Heart & Heart Surgery, Mayo Clinic


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