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Items Tagged ‘Cardiovascular Medicine’

December 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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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