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September 25, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Living the Dream – Part 4

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Darrin Nelson of Rochester, NY, wrote this blog entry on Sept. 1, 2009, the day after he was released from Mayo Clinic – St. Marys Hospital following minimally invasive heart surgery to repair his mitral valve. This is the final post in a series of four. My wife and I flew in on Aug. 26, […]

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Tags: 1489, 5142, 5253, 5335, Cardiology, Patient Stories


September 23, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Living the Dream – Part 3

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Darrin Nelson of Rochester, NY, wrote this blog entry on Sept. 1, 2009, the day after he was released from Mayo Clinic – St. Marys Hospital following minimally invasive heart surgery to repair his mitral valve. This is the third post in a series of four. Check back Friday for the next installment. OK, now […]

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Tags: 1489, 5142, 5253, 5335, Cardiology, Patient Stories


September 21, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Living the Dream – Part 2

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Darrin Nelson of Rochester, NY, wrote this blog entry on Sept. 1, 2009, the day after he was released from Mayo Clinic – St. Marys Hospital following minimally invasive heart surgery to repair his mitral valve. This is the second post in a series of four. Check back Wednesday for the next installment. Coming from […]

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Tags: 1489, 5142, 5253, 5335, Cardiology, Patient Stories


September 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Living the Dream – Part 1

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Darrin Nelson of Rochester, NY, wrote this blog entry on Sept. 1, 2009, the day after he was released from Mayo Clinic – St. Marys Hospital following minimally invasive heart surgery to repair his mitral valve. This is the first post in a series of four.  As a very active 44 year old male, I […]

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Tags: 1489, 5142, 5253, 5335, Cardiology, Patient Stories


June 26, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Date Night

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway (@lynn closway)

‘Date Night’ Takes on New Meaning for Heart Patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona It would be hard to ignore the elephant in the room. This “elephant” happens to be the 400-pound artificial heart machine that is keeping alive a very special patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona — a 41-year-old husband and father of […]

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Tags: 3782, 5252, 5254, 5333, Arizona, Cardiology, Patient Stories


June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Sinatra guy

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

This particular morning, as I made my rounds, I knew I had to hold up my end of the deal as I approached the door of my last patient of the morning. I had not seen him for a few days, and the last day I had with him he was not feeling well at […]

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Tags: Arizona, Cardiology, Employee Stories, nursing


June 9, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Abby’s Heart Surgery Story

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@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 9, 2009 · Leave a Comment

A Prom Promise Kept

By Traci Klein Traci Klein (@traciklein)

As an 8-year-old girl from Michigan was headed into surgery for a heart transplant, she asked Mike Ackerman — a pediatric cardiology fellow at Mayo who was part of her care team — if she was going to live. Dr. Ackerman said, “Of course you’re going to live, and I’m going to dance with you […]

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Tags: 3782, 5251, 5252, 5306, 5335, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Heart transplant, Martha Grogan, Michael Ackerman, Prom, Sefani Pentiuk


January 12, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Stories of the Heart

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Mayo Clinic heart patients and family members returned to Mayo in Oct. 2008 to share stories of their care through a program called “Stories of the Heart: Through the Eyes of Our Patients.” Patients talked about their care at Mayo Clinic, focusing on the impact of Mayo staff during their stay. “Hearing patients tell their […]

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Tags: 5251, 5252, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Stories, Patients


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