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July 20, 2015

Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

By Cynthia (Cindy) 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


July 28, 2014

A New Approach to a Difficult Cancer Diagnosis

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

At age 39, Tom Peroulas was active and fit. Coaching and playing rugby, biking to work in downtown Chicago, and exercising daily kept him in good shape. So when he started noticing pain in his leg, groin and hip, he thought it was probably related to activity. He tried stretching and yoga. He rested it. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Chondrosarcoma, Dr. David Lewallen, Dr. Franklin Sim, Orthopedic Surgery


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