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February 3, 2011

The Heart of a Woman

By MakalaArce 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 22, 2010

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

By CSMMayo 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 7, 2010

Having a Heart: My Mayo Moment

By CSMMayo 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


September 6, 2010

Mayo Clinic is my answer

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

People often ask 22-year-veteran Kay Thiemann why she has stayed at Mayo Clinic for so many years. Her answer is simple: “Because we embrace our mission to put the needs of the patient first. And because we are committed to delivering quality care for our patients each and every time. It is very important to […]

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Tags: 5252, 5334, 5335, Cardiology, Employee Stories, Florida, Heart & Heart Surgery


January 20, 2010

Ariel’s story — the mystery is solved

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

I wanted to share this story for other parents of teenagers with POTS. My daughter, Ariel, became sick in the middle of her junior year in high school. She was tired ALL the time — could barely function. She struggled through the school day, had to quit ballet and swim team. She was dizzy, faint, […]

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Tags: 4268, 5306, 5335, Cardiology, Patient Story


December 18, 2009

Michigan heart patient counting blessings

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

This story was submitted by Ron Reffitt Jr. In this photo, I’m holding my first grandson, Blake, born this summer to my daughter, Jennifer, behind me, and her husband, Brandon. My sons, Cody and Ron, are on the other side of me. The smile on my face says it all — how happy and grateful […]

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Tags: 3640, 3719, 3723, 5251, 5252, 5335, Cancer, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Story


December 1, 2009

Mike’s Mechanical Aortic Valve

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

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


October 24, 2009

Mayo Clinic and WomenHeart educate women with heart disease

By Traci Klein Traci Klein (@traciklein)

Last week, 69 women from across the country gathered in Rochester, Minn.,  for the 8th annual Science & Leadership Symposium, a joint effort between Mayo Clinic’s Women’s Heart Clinic and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. The women — ages 23 to 76 — spent five days learning about heart disease, receiving […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Hayes, Heart Disease, Mayo Clinic, Women, WomenHeart


October 24, 2009

Powerful voices: Women’s heart disease survivors

By Traci Klein Traci Klein (@traciklein)

Participants at the 8th annual Science & Leadership Symposium — a joint effort by Mayo Clinic’s Women’s Heart Clinic and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease — gained insight into their disease Oct. 10 through 14 in Rochester, Minn. They also met and networked with their new heart sisters from across the country, […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Events, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic, WomenHeart, WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium


October 12, 2009

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

By Traci Klein 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


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