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August 28, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy’s life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.

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Tags: Congenital heart defects, Dr. Karen Myhre, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Tetralogy of Fallot


July 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile.

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Tags: Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neurology and Neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Cardiology, Tetralogy of Fallot


June 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Christopher McLeod, Dr. Crystal Bonnichesen, Dr. Joseph Dearani, MayoClinicFL, Tetralogy of Fallot


October 26, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Open-Heart Surgery Achieves Success Without Blood Transfusions

By SharingMayoClinic 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 11, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The Beat Goes On … for Tom Grady

By Hoyt Finnamore 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 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment

From Patient to Physician

By Hoyt Finnamore 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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