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February 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Complex heart surgery gives 6-year-old a second chance at childhood

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Amy and Josh Porter were looking for the best pediatric heart surgery program to give their son the best chance at a regular childhood. Then they learned that two of them were working together in a new collaboration. When Mitchell Porter was born, he was diagnosed with heart defects that typi­cally require multiple surgeries over […]

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


April 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Embracing His Heart’s Passion, Despite Congenital Heart Defect

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Woody Hust, an athlete and outdoorsman, is living his dream in the Rocky Mountains. It’s a picture-perfect existence made even more special because he’s achieved his goals despite having a congenital heart defect. Thanks to the lifelong, personalized care Woody’s received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologist, the sky continues to be the limit for him.

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Tags: Center for Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital heart defects, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Cardiology


July 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

When Faced With Complex Heart Surgery, Physician Picks Mayo Clinic

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When he learned that he needed heart surgery, Andrew Ross, M.D., knew that in order to take care of his patients, he had to take care of himself. To do that, he turned to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Henry Plummer, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Mitral valve repair


January 7, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Heart Surgery Re-energizes Gymnast

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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


June 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

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When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Christopher McLeod, Dr. Crystal Bonnichesen, Dr. Joseph Dearani, MayoClinicFL, Tetralogy of Fallot


October 30, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


August 14, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Novel Stem Cell Treatment Means New Lease on Life

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As part of a pioneering clinical trial, Jared Ausnehmer had millions of stem cells injected into his heart to help treat a debilitating heart condition. That treatment has opened the door to renewed health for Jared.

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Patrick O'Leary, Dr. Timothy Nelson, Dr. Yasir Qureshi, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


October 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Caitlin Veitz never takes for granted just how special her daughter Kieran is. “She’s laid back, happy, wonderful,” Caitlin says. The circumstances around her birth, however, were not as serene. At her 20-week ultrasound, Caitlin learned her baby’s heart was not where it was supposed to be and that it had developed outside of the […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Congenital heart defect, Dr Carl Rose, Dr Christopher Moir, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ectopia Cordis, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Obstetrics, Pediatrics


May 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo, Hands for Humanity Form Village to Save Little Aisha

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

In April 2013, the International Services Office at Mayo Clinic received a copy of an article from a Gambian newspaper. In the article, a father begged for help for his 2-year-old daughter, Aisha. She was born with a ventricular septal defect – a hole in the heart that occurs in the wall that separates the heart’s […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Del Wibben, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Brian Mohoney, Dr. Eric Towe, Dr. Frank Cetta Jr., Dr. Joseph Dearani, Humanitarian Outreach, International Medicine, Kate Welp, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Cardiology


April 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Team Behind Team Lola

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

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


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