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May 12, 2022

A heart patient’s fall picks up something big

By Ron Petrovich Ron Petrovich (@ronaldpetrovich)

Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it’s what he didn’t remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse […]

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Tags: Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Jeffrey Geske, HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mitch Prust, Septal Myectomy, sharing mayo clinic, sudden cardiac death


December 15, 2020

Israeli patient tells his own “life-changing” story of heart surgery during COVID-19 pandemic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Yiftah Geva was diagnosed with a heart condition several years ago, he never expected his journey to treatment would take him 6,000 miles away from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was almost six years ago when Yiftah Geva began taking medication to stabilize his blood pressure. Doctors wanted to investigate the cause of […]

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Tags: Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Steve Ommen, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


February 3, 2020

Cardiac Surgery Frees Amber Taff to Live Her Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When surgery to ease the swelling and irritation that had developed around Amber Taff’s heart failed to improve her cardiac function, the 34-year-old decided to take her health into her own hands by going to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Appleton, Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Rick Nishimura, Pericarditis


January 23, 2019

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

By SharingMayoClinic 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 14, 2019

Heart Surgery Puts Sarah Bopp Back in the Race

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Sarah Bopp began having shortness of breath and chest pain, she was surprised to learn that the problem was a heart condition that could have taken her life. But now open-heart surgery at Mayo Clinic has the 29-year-old back in competition and more fit than ever.

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Tags: Dr. Hartzell Schaff, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


February 18, 2013

Man feels 20 years younger after Cardiovascular Surgery

By MakalaArce 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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