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May 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Rising Above Two Challenging Health Conditions

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For years, Joey Del Toro has lived with medical conditions that have affected his abilities and appearance. But Joey hasn’t let his health concerns define him. Instead, he’s focused his energy on moving beyond them and excelling at the sports he loves.

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Tags: Alopecia areata, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dermatology, Dr. Bryan Cannon, Dr. Megha Tollefson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome


March 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Heart Transplant Helps Elise Campbell Reach New Heights

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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


December 17, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Cardiac Ablation Helps Alan Kostrzewa Summit New Heights

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When treatment for a torn rotator cuff uncovered two underlying heart conditions, friends urged Alan Kostrzewa to go to Mayo Clinic for help getting back to his highly active way of life.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Peter Noseworthy


November 21, 2018 · Leave a Comment

A Passion for Serving Underserved Communities

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Concerned by health disparities in African-American communities, Dr. LaPrincess Brewer developed a program that partners with local churches to foster healthy lifestyle choices and improve heart health.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Joy Balls-Barry, Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Yvonne Romero, Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health (FAITH), Heart health disparities


October 23, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Serving the Underserved in Bolivia

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Two Mayo Clinic cardiologists are part of a medical team that provides badly needed care to people in one of South America’s poorest countries.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Andrew Calvin, Dr. Michel Barsoum, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


October 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field

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When myocarditis hit his heart, Drew Beckie was told his professional soccer career was over. But a cardiac specialist at Mayo Clinic took another look, and today Drew is back to the game he loves. 

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Tags: Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Leslie Cooper, Myocarditis


December 11, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Complex Heart Surgery Keeps Panama Native on the Greens

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When persistent fatigue began to slow down Ricardo Henriquez, an evaluation at Mayo Clinic revealed he needed surgery to fix his heart valves and correct an irregular heartbeat. The procedure also allowed him to again pursue his passion for golf. 

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Tags: Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Gary Lane, Dr. Kevin Landolfo, heart failure, Heart valve surgery


September 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

From History Teacher to Heart Health Advocate

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As a 37-year-old with no major medical problems, Collin Markum was shocked to learn he had a rare cardiac condition. Now after successful surgery and rehabilitation, Collin is working to help fund research and promote heart health.

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Tags: Cardiac Rehabilitation, cardiothoracic surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Colin Markum, Dr. Erol Belli, Dr. Norm Patton, Dr. Richard Agnew, heart failure, MayoClinicFL, Michelle Markum


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