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January 31, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Breathing Easy After New Technology Offers a Path to Lung Transplant

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Chuck Boetsch’s long journey to a successful lung transplant came to an end with a deep breath. That welcome breath was made possible by new technology that’s making more lungs available for transplantation.

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Tags: Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Si Pham, Lung Transplant Program, Pulmonary Fibrosis


November 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Taking Life One Easy Breath at a Time

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When Tim Thomforde was diagnosed with COPD, his quality of life began to gradually decline, and he had to abandon many of the activities he enjoyed. Since undergoing a double lung transplant two years ago, however, Tim has had experiences he never dreamed possible when he was struggling with COPD.

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Tags: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, Dr. Mark Wylam, Dr. Richard Daly, Lung Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


July 17, 2017 · Leave a Comment

The Sky’s the Limit for College Freshman After Double-Lung Transplant

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Thanks to a double-lung transplant at Mayo Clinic, Logan McCaskill is breathing easier and on her way to a healthier future.

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Francisco Alvarez, lung transplant, Lung Transplant Program, organ donation


April 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Patience and Persistence Propel Patient Through Double-Lung Transplant

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Steve Shank knows what it’s like to face an uphill climb. Despite being legally blind and affected by albinism, he has been an avid bicyclist for years, competing in 100-mile rides on the rolling hills of Iowa.

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Tags: Dr. Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Lung Transplant Program, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


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