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January 23, 2019

Close to Her Heart: Rare Tumor Leads to the Right Team at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Alice Alimurung was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening tumor, she embarked on a hunt for a surgeon with enough expertise to remove the mass. The search led Alice from the Philippines to Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, where she found an experienced surgical team that saved her life.

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Tags: 3D Printing Lab, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Chritopher Reisenauer, Dr. Donald Hagler, Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Patricia Best, Dr. Rajiv Gulati, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, Paraganglioma, thoracic surgery


January 7, 2019

Heart Surgery Re-energizes Gymnast

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When she was diagnosed with a rare heart condition known as Ebstein anomaly, Dannika Mechtel came to Mayo Clinic for care. Surgery not only repaired her heart, it restored her vitality, so she can keep competing in the sport she loves.

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Tags: cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ebstein anomaly, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


August 1, 2018

The Heartbeat Goes on for Dave Andros After Cardiac Arrest

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

With prompt medical attention and expert care, Dave Andros survived sudden cardiac arrest. Now he’s eager to share his story with others to promote heart health.

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Tags: cardiovascular surgery, Coronary bypass surgery, Dr. John Stulak, Dr. Krishna Pamulapati, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Sudden cardiac arrest


April 20, 2018

Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient’s Surgical Fears

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do.

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Tags: atrial septal defect, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Karen Myhre, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Pediatric Cardiology, Transposition of the great arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect


October 30, 2017

Rough Beginnings, Now Running: 12-year-old’s Dream Comes True

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

After a heart transplant and two months of cardiovascular rehabilitation, Mischa Melby has finally joined her classmates out on the playground.

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Tags: Cardiovascular health clinic, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplantation Program


April 2, 2014

The Team Behind Team Lola

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Most 13-year-old girls wouldn’t see having a scar down the middle of their chests as cool. Lola Montilla, however, is not your average 13-year-old girl. When she looks at the scar on her chest from the surgery she had at Mayo Clinic to repair the Ebstein’s anomaly heart defect she was born with, she says […]

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Tags: Atrial Septum Defect, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ebstein's Anomaly, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Story


September 5, 2013

A lifetime of lessons in 20 short years

By Mystery User

It hasn’t been an easy path for Ashley Jagodzinski. To say the least. So you’ll pardon Ashley and her mom (Mayo employee Erin Jagodzinski) if they’re a touch enthusiastic about Ashley officially starting her college career this fall. A few things conspired to stop Ashley from getting to this point. Three open-heart surgeries by age 12 […]

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Tags: 2301, 5252, 5253, 5335, Ashley Jagodzinski, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Francisco Puga, Erin Jagodzinski, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis


June 13, 2013

Mickala the miracle: A survivor and an inspiration

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“We knew if she made it to Mayo Clinic, she would make it,” says Judy Morinville of the September day Mayo MedAir airlifted her teenage daughter to Mayo Clinic. Mickala Morinville did make it, and her journey serves as a reminder of the miracles that can happen when you combine Mayo expertise with a higher […]

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Tags: 5235, 5247, 5261, 5335, anesthesiology, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Gregory Schears, Dr. Rakesh Suri, Dr. Roxanne Pike, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, Heart


February 18, 2013

Man feels 20 years younger after Cardiovascular Surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Bill Kalmer, and I have been a patient for the past 24 years at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My medical problems have been primarily cardiac in nature. I have had an AICD (automatic implanted cardiac defibrillator) for the past 24 yrs. My condition began to deteriorate 2 yrs ago and […]

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Tags: 1477, 5253, 5335, automatic implanted cardiac defibrillator, Bill Kalmer, cardiovascular surgery, congestive heart failure, Dr. Hartzell Schaff


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