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December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Joelle’s journey to a new heart

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Cardiomyopathy is a medical term for a number of genetic and nongenetic diseases involving the heart muscle that adversely affect the heart’s mechanical pumping function and its electrical system. It can occur in people of all ages, races or genders, and it is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. For […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Michael Ackerman


December 8, 2016

Teen Receives Thorough, Compassionate Care Before, During and After a Heart Transplant at Mayo Clinic

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When most people think of their happy place, they envision something like a warm, sunny beach or a cozy mountain cabin. But when Lisa Fairbairn thinks about a place that gives her comfort, Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus comes to mind. She’s happiest there because it’s where her son Chase was given a second chance. Not […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Eric Edell, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Heart Transplantation Program


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