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Items Tagged ‘Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery’

October 26th, 2017

Open-Heart Surgery Achieves Success Without Blood Transfusions

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Teamwork and careful planning allowed for successful surgery to treat a congenital heart defect in an infant who, for religious reasons, could not receive blood transfusions or blood products.

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Tags: Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Grace Arteaga, Dr. Paul Stensrud, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Tetralogy of Fallot


March 1st, 2011

New Heart instead of a Honeymoon

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Instead of honeymooning in Ireland, Adam Janusz and his wife, Saori, took a journey of the heart. Janusz, then 32, was diagnosed with a rare heart ailment, requiring ventricular assist devices (VAD) to keep his heart pumping. Eventually, he’d need a heart transplant. The couple’s odyssey started when they’d been married for less than two […]

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Tags: 1472, 5254, 5324, 5333, Arizona, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Honeymoon, Mayo Clinic, Saori Janusz, Transplant, VAD


October 12th, 2009

Michigan man’s care highlights Mayo’s culture, expertise

By Traci Klein traciklein

Just days after being told he had a tumor inside his heart, Ron Reffitt Jr., of Elk Rapids, Mich., was on a medical airplane headed to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Gazing down at Lake Michigan on that beautiful sunny day in January 2009, he wondered: Is this the last time I’ll see this? His […]

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Tags: 5252, 5253, 5335, Cardiology, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Nkomo, Reffitt, Schaff


June 9th, 2009

Abby’s Heart Surgery Story

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

  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 28th, 2009

What I Learned at Mayo Clinic Was Shocking

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I am not a Mayo Clinic employee, and I’ve never been a Mayo Clinic patient. But I am a heart attack survivor who last October travelled from the West Coast of Canada to Rochester to attend the annual WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium for Women With Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic – the first Canadian […]

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Tags: Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, cardiovascular, Dr. Rekha Mankad, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic, WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium


January 22nd, 2009

A Second Opinion for Trevor

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

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


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