November 15, 2019
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.
May 1, 2019
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.
February 20, 2019
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.
December 1, 2017
After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim’s health and rekindled his confidence in the future.
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
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.
March 13, 2017
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. […]
August 16, 2016
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, […]
April 10, 2016
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. […]
October 21, 2015
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. […]
December 1, 2012
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.