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Items Tagged ‘Cardiovascular Diseases’

July 20, 2015

Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

When Virgil Jernigan came to Mayo Clinic for foot surgery, he was in for a lifesaving surprise. During an exam before his surgery, he mentioned to his nurse practitioner that he had been feeling fatigued and short of breath. So she ordered cardiac testing. Virgil was shocked to learn he had a leaking mitral valve – […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mitral Valve Disease, Orthopedic Surgery


March 27, 2015

An Unexpected Stop in Lake City Provides Comfort and a Smooth Transition Home

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Gail and Bob Boehmer recall driving through Lake City, Minnesota, many times on their way to northern Wisconsin, where they first met. Neither of them ever imagined the town on Lake Pepin would become a home away from home. The Waterloo, Iowa, couple recently spent six weeks in Lake City. It wasn’t something they’d planned. […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Steven Moran, Dr. Thomas Bower, Lake City, telemedicine, Transitional Care


November 5, 2014

Not Ready to Slow Down

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

A second opinion at Mayo Clinic helped Harold Magy return to the active schedule he loves For years, Harold Magy was familiar with the inner workings of Mayo Clinic. As a mechanical engineer for more than two decades with a company that frequently worked with Mayo, he knew the ins and outs of many of […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, heart failure, Patient Stories


June 11, 2014

Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions of a paramedic, she is […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, clinical trials, Dr. Sharrone Hayes, heart attack, Heart Disease, SCAD, Social Media


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