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May 26, 2022

Celebrating 10-years with a new heart – just like her big sister

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Linsey Rippy was 16 weeks pregnant with her second child when she learned her daughter, Madi, had dilated cardiomyopathy. She was just two-and-a-half years old. “Our hospital in the Twin Cities ran every genetic test on Madi, but nothing came up,” Linsey said. “She’d had a virus a few weeks before, so they figured that’s […]

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Tags: Dilated Cardiomyopathy, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Heart transplant, Linsey Rippy, Madi Rippy, Noel Rippy, Sydney Rippy


August 12, 2016

Life Beyond A Heart Transplant is Vibrant and Full for Elmo Aquino

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Fifteen years ago, Elmo Aquino, a resident of Orange Park, Florida, was an avid runner. He’d competed in Jacksonville’s Gate River Run, an annual 15-kilometer running event, several times. But one morning in the summer of 2001, his active lifestyle came to an abrupt end when suddenly, while on a treadmill, he found he couldn’t […]

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Tags: Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Jeffrey Hosenpud, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, transient ischemic attack


January 13, 2016

Employee, Caregiver, Patient: Many Hats for Andrea Liptac

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Andrea Liptac describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as a “winding road.” She first learned about Mayo in the early 1990s, when she was living in Montana with her family. At that time, her mother, Kelli Liptac, was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, and was referred to a specialist at Mayo […]

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Tags: congestive heart failure, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Dr. Barry Boilson, Dr. David Joyce, Employee Stories, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Patient Stories, Rochester Campus, Transplant, Transplant List


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