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November 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Motorcycle Dreaming After Two Heart Transplants

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Dale Leighton underwent a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic, the motorcycling enthusiast believed his days of poor health were behind him. But the new heart failed to work. For Dale, who’s dealt with life-threatening heart disease for years, that meant a second heart transplant and a second journey through recovery.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Daly, Heart transplant, ventricular assist device


May 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

In 2006, Ron Schneider was told to get his affairs in order by a local medical team who said they’d done all they could to fix his failing heart. After seeking a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, however, Ron’s now feeling and living better than he has in years. 

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Tags: heart failure, Left Ventricular Assist Device, ventricular assist device


February 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Teamwork, Tenacity at the Heart of Mat Walker’s Recovery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Mat Walker had a device implanted to aid his failing heart, it was just the beginning of a long road to better health. But a host of Mayo Clinic care providers assembled to assist Mat as he worked toward his recovery goals.

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Tags: Amy S. Anderson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Mayo Post Acute Care, ventricular assist device


December 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim’s health and rekindled his confidence in the future.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Erol Belli, Dr. Fred Kusumoto, Dr. Jose Diaz-Gomez, Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni Moreno, Dr. Parag Patel, heart failure, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


September 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health.

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Tags: Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni, Dr. Parag Patel, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastroenterology, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


March 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Heart Transplant Puts an Active Athlete Back in Action

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Kraig Gresham was 47 years old when he received his heart transplant, but his journey to that life-changing surgery began years earlier. Kraig was born with aortic stenosis — a birth defect that causes heart valves to narrow and obstruct blood flow. As a child he had heart problems as a result of his condition. […]

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Tags: Heart transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation, ventricular assist device


August 16, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Coordination and Teamwork Make Simultaneous Surgeries Seamless for Heart Transplant Recipients

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Michael Tyler and William Tiger didn’t know one another before the summer of 2016. But they now share a unique life event. Both 55-year-olds underwent heart transplant surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus on the same day, at the same time. Completing the simultaneous procedures was a milestone for the Transplant Center team in Arizona, […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Louis Lanza, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Michael Marranca, ventricular assist device


April 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Heart Transplant Opens Door to Leading a Full Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For 33-year-old Tara Brigham of Jacksonville, Florida, living with a heart condition since birth wasn’t something that was going to get in the way of living an active normal life. In fact, she says the heart transplant she received six years ago as a result of her condition has made her life even more fulfilling. […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Florida Campus, Heart transplant, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


October 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Here Comes (the Father of) the Bride — With a Little Help From Mayo

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Andre Pearson wanted nothing more than to be in Indio, California, last June to answer the question: “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” But up until the night before, it looked like he was going to be resigned to watching his daughter, Alexandra Price, get married from half a country away. […]

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Tags: Dr. David Joyce, Dr. Lyle Joyce, heart failure, Kidney Failure, ventricular assist device, Wedding


December 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment

New technology makes heart transplant possible

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

By the time JoAnn Forster realized she’d had a heart attack, the damage was done. Then medical technology helped her bridge the gap to a new heart.

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Tags: 3782, 4661, 5324, 5417, Heart transplant, JoAnn Forster, Mayo Clinic, ventricular assist device


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