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June 15, 2016

Treatment to Slow a Quick Heartbeat Returns Jim Davis to His Fast-Paced Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For 10 years, Jim Davis had a rapid heartbeat. He was otherwise healthy, though, so Jim wasn’t particularly worried about it. He blamed the quick heart rate on his morning coffee. In time, however, the condition began to affect his daily life. Medication didn’t seem to help. When Jim sought care at Mayo Clinic in […]

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Tags: Cardiac Catheter Ablation, Dr. Fred Kusumoto, Florida Campus, Heart Arrhythmia, rapid heartbeat, Tachycardia


May 23, 2016

Celebrating 40 Twice as Nice After Recovery From Surprising Stroke

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It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and despite having house guests, Sherry Pinkstaff, Ph.D., awoke at 6 a.m., just as she did every day, and began planning her morning run. Sherry, then 39, ran daily. Exercise was important to her. After all, she’d made it her career. She was a professor of physical therapy at […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Brown, Florida Campus, Patent Foramen Ovale, Sherry Pinkstaff, stroke


May 19, 2016

Teacher Smelling the Roses Again Thanks to Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

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For years, Lucy Lorden suffered from an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath. But one April morning in 2014, the Ormond Beach, Florida, elementary school teacher was barely able to walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Thinking she had pneumonia, Lucy, then 56, went to see her primary care doctor. “The doctor told […]

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Tags: Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Florida Campus, irregular heartbeat, stroke


May 16, 2016

Florida Chef Finds Expertise to Manage Rare Disease, Get His Life Back

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When 67-year-old Stefan Gyorkos of St. Augustine, Florida, noticed swelling in his feet several years ago, he didn’t think much of it. After all, as chef at a local golf and country club, he is on his feet for hours at a time. That seemingly innocent ailment, however, would eventually lead to a series of […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Florida Campus


April 10, 2016

Heart Transplant Opens Door to Leading a Full Life

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For 33-year-old Tara Brigham of Jacksonville, Florida, living with a heart condition since birth wasn’t something that was going to get in the way of living an active normal life. In fact, she says the heart transplant she received six years ago as a result of her condition has made her life even more fulfilling. […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Florida Campus, Heart transplant, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


March 31, 2016

Lung Cancer Patient Survives With Help of Novel Procedure, Celebrates Next Generation of Innovation

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Raegan Cury didn’t worry at first when she developed a cough in early 2002 that wouldn’t go away. She was a healthy young woman, athletic, a former gymnast, and her initial chest X-ray showed what looked like pneumonia. Even her husband, a pulmonologist, wasn’t too worried, until she received a surprising diagnosis. “I never thought […]

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Keller, Florida Campus, lung cancer, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Raegan Cury


March 23, 2016

Sarcoma Diagnosis Proves to be a Blessing for Young Mom

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Growing up on a farm in central Florida, Paige Douglas enjoyed a unique childhood, caring for a menagerie of animals, horseback riding, even barrel racing at local rodeos. But, when she was 10, Paige inadvertently hit her left knee while bouncing on a trampoline. Though she had no visible cuts, pain radiated up and down […]

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Tags: Dr. Courtney Sherman, Dr. Peter Murray, Dr. Steven Attia, Florida Campus, Paige Douglas, Patient Story, sarcoma, synovial sarcoma


February 29, 2016

Professional Outdoorsman Lives Life to the Fullest After Liver Transplant

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Being diagnosed with bile duct cancer that eventually necessitated a liver transplant wasn’t enough to keep Steve Woodford down for long. A South African native living in Utah, Steve is professional skydiving instructor, backpacker and canyon guide in Zion National Park. He has always lived on the edge with his active outdoors lifestyle. Getting sick […]

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Tags: Bile Duct Cancer, breast cancer, Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 23, 2015

Holiday Season Brighter for Pulmonary Hypertension Patient After Surgery

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss

The holiday season is much brighter this year for Laura Floeckhler, 45, from Orlando, Florida. Laura was diagnosed last Christmas with pulmonary hypertension, a rare disorder of the lungs affecting about 30 in every one million people.

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Tags: Blood Clots, Charles Burger, Florida Campus, Kevin Landolfo, Lung Disease, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy


December 16, 2015

Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life with Living Donor Kidney

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti

When 29-year-old Cameron Mullis of Jacksonville, Florida, was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy and told he’d need a kidney transplant, he was facing the likelihood of kidney dialysis and several years of waiting for a suitable donor. Little did he realize, his potential donor was living under the same roof as him. IgA nephropathy, also known […]

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Tags: Florida Campus, IgA Nephropathy, Kidney Dialysis, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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