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January 31, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Breathing Easy After New Technology Offers a Path to Lung Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


July 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Living and Breathing His Truth About Organ Donation

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

At 71, Robert thought he was too old to qualify for lung transplantation. Affected by a devastating, rare disease that destroyed his lung function, the Florida retiree had all but given up hope that the illness wouldn’t claim his life — until his Mayo Clinic medical team stepped in and encouraged him to pursue a […]

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Tags: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Augustine Lee, Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Ian Makey, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Transplant Center


August 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Physician Experiences the Mayo “Patient Experience” After Double Lung Transplant

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

When a doctor suddenly becomes the patient with a life-threatening illness, Mayo Clinic’s commitment to high-quality medical care that puts the needs of the patient first takes on fresh perspective, especially as it relates to the principle of compassionate care, which is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. Such was the case when Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D., a 68-year-old pediatric […]

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Tags: Katie Caples, Katie Ride for Life, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Fibrosis


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