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February 14, 2022

Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future

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Eric Salter’s life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery. “We thought I was in […]

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Tags: aortic disection, Cardiology, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Sabrina Phillips, Eric Salter, Florida


October 16, 2019

Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath

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Surviving an aortic dissection is a tale not all patients live to tell. For Eric Salter, living through the traumatic experience was nothing short of miraculous. What’s been even more remarkable to the 45-year-old, though, is the life-changing care he’s received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologists who are committed to helping him live a long […]

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Tags: Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Sabrina Phillips


June 29, 2018

A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

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Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn’t know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, Dr. Naser Ammash, Heart valve disease, MayoClinicFL, Medical Genetics


March 2, 2017

Daughter’s Persistence Leads to Discovery of a Life-Threatening Aortic Aneurysm

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Morgan Burke spent years urging her father, Tony Burke, to make a doctor’s appointment. When Tony was 12 years old, he had open-heart surgery at Mayo Clinic to repair aortic stenosis. But as an adult, the 48-year-old avoided most medical care. “I’m just that type. I don’t go to the doctor ever — unless I’m […]

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Tags: Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Heidi Connolly, Dr. Joseph Maalouf


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