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November 17, 2015

Taking It in Stride — Amputations, Heart Surgeries and a Pump Won’t Dampen Dick Feller’s Spirit

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Dick Feller likes to joke about his medical escapades. In just six years, Dick Feller had three open-heart operations, had both legs and an arm amputated, and was fitted with a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, to keep his heart pumping. That’s a lot for one person to take. But with unconditional support from […]

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Tags: Aortic Dissection, Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. John Stulak, heart surgery, Left Ventricular Assist Device


May 11, 2012

Heart Patients Use iPad

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

A new iPad app uses Mayo Clinic patient education to help patients learn about recovery after heart surgery. The app offers patients a wide range of content, including videos, available at the touch of a fingertip. Mayo Clinic Patient Randy Sterner is one patient who benefitted from using the new app. Stern says the app […]

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Tags: heart surgery, iPad app, Mayo Clinic, Randy Sterner


June 9, 2009

Abby’s Heart Surgery Story

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

  Here’s a note we received this week from Kathryn Kuhlmann, the mother of a Mayo Clinic pediatric patient: My daughter, Abby, who is 11, had heart surgery at Mayo on May 29, and she recorded a short video tour of her hospital room to share with some family and friends. I’m contacting you at […]

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Tags: 4254, 5142, 5251, 5252, 5306, 5335, atrial septal defect, Cardiology, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, heart murmur, heart surgery, Mayo Clinic


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