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September 13th, 2017

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

By 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 23rd, 2017

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

By 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 9th, 2016

Why I Walk: Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa

By 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 30th, 2015

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By 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 13th, 2013

Girl Scout Dr. Sharonne Hayes Receives Award

By 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 3rd, 2011

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

By stacytheobald 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 18th, 2011

A Miracle for Daniela

By 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


February 3rd, 2011

The Heart of a Woman

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Written by heart attack survivor Susan Cardelli: Just last week was the 10th Anniversary of my heart attack—January 25, 2001—or as the medical community would call it “A Cardiac Event”. Whenever I hear it referred to as a “cardiac event”, I always picture myself walking down the red carpet, dressed in a sequined hospital gown, […]

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Tags: 5252, 5334, attack, cardiac event, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Susan Cardelli, Woman, WomenHeart


September 22nd, 2010

Naomi Atrubin, American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Hero winner award

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Naomi Atrubin of Rochester, Minnesota, is a two-time heart attack survivor. Not only is she a survivor, but she is also an active volunteer in the community, giving back to others through educating people she meets about heart disease. One of Naomi’s volunteer interests is participating in Mayo Clinic’s One Voice patient/family advisory council for […]

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Tags: 5252, 5334, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Story


September 7th, 2010

Having a Heart: My Mayo Moment

By CSMMayo csmmayo

As a new Mayo Clinic employee, I had a particular notion of what it meant to become a part of the clinic even before I started. During the orientation process, various people shared anecdotes relating the strong heritage and culture of Mayo Clinic. Each story spoke to why Mayo Clinic is one of the most […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Employee Stories, Florida, Teamwork


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