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October 26th, 2017

Open-Heart Surgery Achieves Success Without Blood Transfusions

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Teamwork and careful planning allowed for successful surgery to treat a congenital heart defect in an infant who, for religious reasons, could not receive blood transfusions or blood products.

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Tags: Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Grace Arteaga, Dr. Paul Stensrud, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Tetralogy of Fallot


September 11th, 2015

The Beat Goes On … for Tom Grady

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

In 1968, when I was just three months old, I was taken from my mother’s arms and rushed into emergency surgery. My skin tone turned to a sky blue color, and the doctors caring for me knew they needed to act fast if they wanted to save me. They needed to get oxygen to my […]

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Walk, Tetralogy of Fallot


June 26th, 2015

From Patient to Physician

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Dr. Brandon Lane Phillips’ experience as a patient and a student at Mayo Clinic influences his own practice of medicine today As a pediatric cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Brandon Lane Phillips cared for a number of children from Mongolia who had congenital heart defects. Before they went into surgery, he would take a […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary Valve Surgery, Tetralogy of Fallot


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