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May 12, 2022

A heart patient’s fall picks up something big

By Ron Petrovich Ron Petrovich (@ronaldpetrovich)

Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it’s what he didn’t remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse […]

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Tags: Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Jeffrey Geske, HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mitch Prust, Septal Myectomy, sharing mayo clinic, sudden cardiac death


February 10, 2022

Back from the brink: Sheila Lewis

By Tracy Will Tracy Will (@tny92)

Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ comprehensive approach to targeted antibody testing played a crucial and lifesaving role in moving Sheila Lewis to recovery from autoimmune encephalitis. Sheila Lewis doesn’t remember much about the battle against autoimmune encephalitis that almost took her life, but her family can still recall every heartbreaking moment. With Sheila in a coma for 12 days, […]

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Tags: autoimmune encephalitis, Dr. Anastasia Zekeridou, Dr. Andrew McKeon, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, melanoma, sharing mayo clinic, Sheila Lewis


January 6, 2022

Sudden cardiac arrest sidelines coach during game

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

It was the first week of the football season at Waseca (Minnesota) High and Coach Brad Wendland was anticipating celebrating a 27–13 win against St. Peter with his team — not a near-death experience. As the clock ticked down the final minute, Brad felt lightheaded. Then he collapsed in a heap on the sidelines with […]

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Tags: Brad Wendland, Cardiovascular Medicine, Krystal Malis, Leah Rutz, Mayo Clinic Health System, sharing mayo clinic, Sudden cardiac arrest, Troy Hoehn


December 12, 2021

Living life to the fullest, pain-free

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

“I’m Maria Coffaro, I’m 28, live in Colorado, and spend my time traveling, trying new restaurants, and doing anything and everything outdoors. At 27, I was diagnosed with #TrigeminalNeuralgia — a disease that primarily affects women over 50. In July 2019 I experienced a shocking pain in the right side of my face that continued off and […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Maria Coffaro, Neurosurgery, sharing mayo clinic, Trigeminal Neuralgia


November 24, 2021

Reversing a dire disorder on the road to renewed health

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Advanced testing at Mayo Clinic Laboratories that confirmed a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis put Lorinda McKinley on the road to renewed health after she nearly lost it all to the rare autoimmune disease. When Lorinda McKinley arrived at Mayo Clinic’s Spine Center in February seeking a second opinion for neck surgery, her eyelids were droopy, […]

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Tags: Dr. Karen Truitt, Lorinda McKinley, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Spine Center, myasthenia gravis, sharing mayo clinic


January 23, 2009

Sharing Mayo Clinic in the News

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Darren Rosenberg was one of the first patients (he’s also a Mayo employee) to share his story through Sharing Mayo Clinic. So when KTTC TV wanted to do a story about the new blog and feature a patient, it was a natural to set up the interview with him. You can see Darren’s story on […]

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Tags: blog, marfan syndrome, news, sharing mayo clinic


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