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September 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment

In my own words: Heart health for myself and my family

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Sandra Driggers is a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Florida who works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This is her heart health story. I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I never really gave a lot of thought to being healthy (or unhealthy), or about how my weight and lifestyle played […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, heart attack, Heart Disease, heart health, Sandra Driggers, Sandy Driggers, women's heart health


August 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Getting to the heart of the matter

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. “I am an athlete. I was always working out,” says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, Dr. Venkatachalam, Elizabeth Scovil, Heart Disease, MayoClinicFL, Patient Story, Ventricular tachycardia, Women's Heart Clinic


October 2, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Leah Nelms Feels Like Herself Again After Comprehensive Care for Breast Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After experiencing serious complications due to cancer treatment, Leah Nelms needed a team of experts who could work together to provide her with wide-ranging care. She found that team at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Cardiology, Dr. Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Dr. Antonio Forte, Dr. Ivan Porter, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Mohamad Yamani, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, nephrology, oncology, Radiation Oncology


September 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Cardiology Nurse, Heart Attack Survivor Has Message for Women: ‘Listen to Your Body’

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After surviving a heart attack of her own, cardiology nurse Kristin O’Meara has a clear and important message for women: “Listen to your body.”

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Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Dennis Laudon, Dr. Marysia Tweet, Dr. Rajiv Gulati, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Thomas Tilbury, Dr. Tim Olson, SCAD, SCAD Research Program, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


June 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery and a Return to an Active Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Six years ago, increased fatigue led Matt Rohrer to Mayo Clinic, where doctors told him his heart’s mitral valve had a severe leak. Today, after robot-assisted heart surgery, Matt is back to enjoying his busy family lifestyle.

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Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Hector Villarraga, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Robotic Surgery


September 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Why I Walk: Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Editor’s note: In this article, Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa, an intern in Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, shares her story and discusses why she participates in the First Coast Heart Walk, an annual event sponsored by Mayo Clinic. Growing up, I was always overweight. During my teenage years, in particular, I struggled — losing and gaining […]

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Tags: Cardiology, First Coast Heart Walk, Heart Disease, stroke


October 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

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


May 13, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Girl Scout Dr. Sharonne Hayes Receives Award

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, in April was named one of the Girl Scout River Valleys 2013 Women of Distinction. When Dr. Hayes began working at Mayo Clinic, she became keenly aware that women in medicine, and particularly in cardiology, were still a minority. As she began her career in cardiology, she also […]

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Tags: Cardiology, girl scout, Heart, Sharonne Hayes, Women


March 3, 2011 · Leave a Comment

How Jack Stiehl got a second birthday – thanks to a VAD

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

Jack Stiehl, 71, Sun City West, Ariz., was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2004. He had difficulty breathing and was easily winded. In 2007, with ever worsening symptoms, Stiehl recalls his local physician saying he was out of options; he wasn’t a candidate for a heart transplant. Then, a friend suggested Mayo Clinic. “I […]

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Tags: 5252, 5333, Cardiology, Heart transplant, Jack Stiehl, VAD


February 18, 2011 · Leave a Comment

A Miracle for Daniela

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened to somebody else, not us.  […]

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Tags: 2709, 5252, 5306, 5335, 5336, Allison Cabalka, Cardiology, Clínica Mayo, Daniela, Dr. Jack, Ecuador, Harold Burkhart


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