Sharing Mayo Clinic

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Items Tagged ‘Heart & Heart Surgery’

April 14, 2009

“You have been given a life sentence!”

By CSMMayo csmmayo

I was told these words following a night in the ER where I received superior care/ treatment to determine if I was having and/or had a heart attackand yes I did. After 3 days in St.Marys, where I received the very best of care and was tactfully informed by my cardiologist that the condition of […]

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Tags: 1472, 5252, 5335, Cardiac Rehab, Heart & Heart Surgery, heart attack, One Voice, Stents

March 31, 2009

Mayo Patient/Race Car Driver Scores Big Wins for Heart Health and at Sebring

By Lynn Closway lynn closway

Generally when the heart of Adrian Fernandez is beating at a frenetic pace, he’s behind the wheel of a race car, and a highly trained and loyal pit crew is waiting around the next turn of the track to spring into action. Not so much when Adrian was on the treadmill at Mayo Clinic in […]

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Tags: 3781, 5252, 5333, Adrian Fernandez, Heart & Heart Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Prevention, Sebring

February 20, 2009

Awash in a Lovely Red Sea

By Barbara Kermisch barbara kermisch

As a woman with heart disease who works at Mayo, I arrived on Friday, Feb. 6, National Wear Red Day, and made my way through hallways and into elevators that were filled with people dressed in a rainbow of  shades of red!  Being awash in a lovely red sea of Mayo employees coming out to support women’s heart […]

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Tags: Employee Stories, Heart & Heart Surgery

February 19, 2009

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Bernyce’s Story

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

The Internet makes it possible for Mayo Clinic to gather its worldwide community of 500,000 annual patients and 50,000 employees through Sharing Mayo Clinic. Disease-oriented patient groups likewise have formed online, where patients share their stories and offer support. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is one such patient group, which has both online and in-person components, […]

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Tags: aortic valve replacement, HCM, HCMA, Heart & Heart Surgery, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

January 20, 2009

Tanya’s Heart

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Update 1/26/09: ABC’s World News Tonight ran a story on Jan. 24 featuring Tanya. You can view and read it here. KSTP-TV (Minneapolis) and its sister station, KAAL (Austin-Rochester) carried a story yesterday about a woman from North Dakota who was flown by Mayo MedAir to Rochester for care at Mayo Clinic. Here’s an excerpt: […]

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Tags: Air Ambulance, Heart & Heart Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo MedAir, North Dakota

January 12, 2009

Stories of the Heart

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Mayo Clinic heart patients and family members returned to Mayo in Oct. 2008 to share stories of their care through a program called “Stories of the Heart: Through the Eyes of Our Patients.” Patients talked about their care at Mayo Clinic, focusing on the impact of Mayo staff during their stay. “Hearing patients tell their […]

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Tags: 5251, 5252, Cardiology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Patient Stories, Patients

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