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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 HoytFinnamore

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 LeeAase

  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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