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March 20, 2019

Heart Transplant Helps Elise Campbell Reach New Heights

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

A lifesaving heart transplant at Mayo Clinic helped Elise Campbell break free from the physical limitations of a rare genetic heart condition she had lived with since she was 14. Now Elise is relishing the opportunity to enjoy experiences she never thought possible.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. D. Eric Steidley, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Dr. Robert Scott, Heart transplant, Transplant Center


February 5, 2019

Life-Threatening Infection Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

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Alex Zabaski became seriously ill when an infection destroyed one of his heart valves. But emergency heart surgery at Mayo Clinic eliminated the danger and restored Alex’s heart health.

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Tags: Dr. Francois Marcotte, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Transposition of the great arteries


January 25, 2018

Chronicling a Transplant Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

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Throughout Bob Washnock’s journey to a heart transplant, his wife, Pam, was dedicated to being his caregiver. Pam then turned that experience into a book about caregiving in hopes of encouraging and supporting others who find themselves in that role.

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Tags: Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Dr. Patrick DeValeria, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


August 16, 2016

Coordination and Teamwork Make Simultaneous Surgeries Seamless for Heart Transplant Recipients

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Michael Tyler and William Tiger didn’t know one another before the summer of 2016. But they now share a unique life event. Both 55-year-olds underwent heart transplant surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus on the same day, at the same time. Completing the simultaneous procedures was a milestone for the Transplant Center team in Arizona, […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Louis Lanza, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Michael Marranca, ventricular assist device


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