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March 3, 2011 · Leave a Comment

How Jack Stiehl got a second birthday – thanks to a VAD

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

Jack Stiehl, 71, Sun City West, Ariz., was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2004. He had difficulty breathing and was easily winded. In 2007, with ever worsening symptoms, Stiehl recalls his local physician saying he was out of options; he wasn’t a candidate for a heart transplant. Then, a friend suggested Mayo Clinic. “I […]

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Tags: 5252, 5333, Cardiology, Heart transplant, Jack Stiehl, VAD


March 1, 2011 · Leave a Comment

New Heart instead of a Honeymoon

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Instead of honeymooning in Ireland, Adam Janusz and his wife, Saori, took a journey of the heart. Janusz, then 32, was diagnosed with a rare heart ailment, requiring ventricular assist devices (VAD) to keep his heart pumping. Eventually, he’d need a heart transplant. The couple’s odyssey started when they’d been married for less than two […]

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Tags: 1472, 5254, 5324, 5333, Arizona, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Honeymoon, Mayo Clinic, Saori Janusz, Transplant, VAD


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