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January 29, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Sweet Homecoming After Successful Heart and Kidney Transplants

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The road home was long for Laura Richardson as she battled through medical setbacks, and a protracted wait for a heart transplant and a kidney transplant. But when Laura finally returned healthy and happy to her beloved farm in Iowa, the reunion with friends and family was especially heartwarming.

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Tags: Dr. D. Eric Steidley, Heart transplant, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


November 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Motorcycle Dreaming After Two Heart Transplants

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When Dale Leighton underwent a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic, the motorcycling enthusiast believed his days of poor health were behind him. But the new heart failed to work. For Dale, who’s dealt with life-threatening heart disease for years, that meant a second heart transplant and a second journey through recovery.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Daly, Heart transplant, ventricular assist device


October 4, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Pedaling His Way to a Successful Heart Transplant

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Told he needed a heart transplant to stay alive, Greg Williams could have simply sat back and waited. Instead, he chose to take ownership of his health by exercising in his hospital room at Mayo Clinic right up until the day of his transplant in hopes of preparing his body and mind as best he […]

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Tags: Cardiac Rehab Program, Cardiogenic shock, Dr. Alfredo Clavell, Dr. Richard Daly, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


March 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Heart Transplant Helps Elise Campbell Reach New Heights

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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


March 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Defying Odds to Make it Through to a Heart-Lung Transplant

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Aryn Clark needed a heart-lung transplant, but the wait was almost sure to be a long one. Advanced technology that did the work of her heart and lungs during that wait kept her healthy enough to be ready once transplant organs became available.

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Tags: Dr. John Bohman, Dr. Richard Daly, Heart transplant, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 25, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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


December 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

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After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim’s health and rekindled his confidence in the future.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Erol Belli, Dr. Fred Kusumoto, Dr. Jose Diaz-Gomez, Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni Moreno, Dr. Parag Patel, heart failure, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


September 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

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When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health.

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Tags: Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni, Dr. Parag Patel, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastroenterology, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


July 5, 2017 · Leave a Comment

A Sudden Detour for Heart Transplant, Then Back in Stride

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When Yasmin Mullings found out she needed a heart transplant, she wasn’t sure she could go through with it. But with support and encouragement from her Mayo Clinic care team, Yasmin successfully navigated the transplant. Today, with a healthy heart, she’s back to her active life.

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Tags: Heart transplant, organ donation, Transplant Center


June 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Young Mom’s Long Wait Ends With Gift of a New Heart

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Sarah Bradley’s heart failed when she was only 27 years old. Today, after more than two years living with the assistance of a device that kept her blood flowing and her health stable, she’s the grateful recipient of a new heart.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Diseases, heart failure, Heart transplant, Jenifer Spadafore, Left Ventricular Assist Device


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