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July 20, 2015

Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

When Virgil Jernigan came to Mayo Clinic for foot surgery, he was in for a lifesaving surprise. During an exam before his surgery, he mentioned to his nurse practitioner that he had been feeling fatigued and short of breath. So she ordered cardiac testing. Virgil was shocked to learn he had a leaking mitral valve – […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mitral Valve Disease, Orthopedic Surgery

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