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December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Joelle’s journey to a new heart

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Cardiomyopathy is a medical term for a number of genetic and nongenetic diseases involving the heart muscle that adversely affect the heart’s mechanical pumping function and its electrical system. It can occur in people of all ages, races or genders, and it is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. For […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Michael Ackerman


March 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Heart Transplant Helps Elise Campbell Reach New Heights

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

A lifesaving heart transplant at Mayo Clinic helped Elise Campbell break free from the physical limitations of a rare genetic heart condition she had lived with since she was 14. Now Elise is relishing the opportunity to enjoy experiences she never thought possible.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. D. Eric Steidley, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Dr. Robert Scott, Heart transplant, Transplant Center


June 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Young Mom’s Long Wait Ends With Gift of a New Heart

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Sarah Bradley’s heart failed when she was only 27 years old. Today, after more than two years living with the assistance of a device that kept her blood flowing and her health stable, she’s the grateful recipient of a new heart.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Diseases, heart failure, Heart transplant, Jenifer Spadafore, Left Ventricular Assist Device


December 8, 2016

Teen Receives Thorough, Compassionate Care Before, During and After a Heart Transplant at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When most people think of their happy place, they envision something like a warm, sunny beach or a cozy mountain cabin. But when Lisa Fairbairn thinks about a place that gives her comfort, Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus comes to mind. She’s happiest there because it’s where her son Chase was given a second chance. Not […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Eric Edell, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Heart Transplantation Program


January 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mom of 6-Year-Old Counts Reasons to Take Heart Health Seriously

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Marla Burkhart’s story dates back to 2009, when she underwent an emergency cesarean section at Mayo Clinic eight weeks before her due date. Before the surgery took place, doctors discovered that Marla had a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy, a rare pregnancy-related heart condition that occurs in about 1 in 3,000 deliveries and causes inefficient blood […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Lori Blauwet, Go Red Campaign, Heart Disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy, Women's Health


February 6, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Patient, Staffer Run Phoenix 10K Together

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Mayo Clinic patient Don Salamone is proof that being in great shape before undergoing a heart transplant can enhance recovery. Even while tethered to a ventricular assist device that kept his heart functioning until the transplant surgery, he pushed himself to work out on a stationary bike for two hours daily and walked several miles […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, cardiomyopathy, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 2, 2015 · Leave a Comment

An Extension of the Heart

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Marla Burkhart’s heart was functioning at roughly 30 percent when she was rushed to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section eight weeks before the due date of her first child. After she and her husband had chosen a name for their child, she placed her faith in her heart and the support of a […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Go Red for Women, Heart Month, NICU


December 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment

A heart transplant put him back in the race

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Every day, with every step: Transplant patient Dan Olson honors his heart donor with his life.

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Tags: 3782, 5252, 5324, 5335, 5417, cardiomyopathy, Dan Olson, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic


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