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Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

October 10th, 2017

Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

It had been 15 years since Tom Manuel had a heart transplant, but he never forgot the name of his transplant surgeon. The two of them recently had a chance to meet again.

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Tags: Dr. Si Pham, Heart attack, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

September 7th, 2017

Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

By In the Loop intheloop

When Mayo Clinic heart transplant patient Alyssa Sandeen met her donor’s mother for the first time, she brought the perfect gift: a teddy bear with a recording of her donor’s heartbeat. 

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Tags: heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Daughter's Transplant Experience Inspires Mother to Work for Mayo Clinic

July 27th, 2017

Daughter’s Transplant Experience Inspires Mother to Work for Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

It was a Friday in late April when Lindsey Hale made a phone call that would change the course of her life — and her daughter Jesslynn’s life — forever.

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Tags: heart transplant


February 7th, 2017

Students Rally Around Classmate After Her Heart Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

Kiarra Dixon was just six months old when she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. Those were big words — and a big diagnosis — for such a little girl. “It took me years to learn how to say that,” Kiarra, now a seventh-grader at Lincoln Park Middle School in Duluth, Minnesota, recently told FOX 21-News. […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, heart transplant


January 31st, 2017

After Transplant, a Gift From the Heart Honors Mother’s Lost Son

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Nick Pollino never met a stranger. In his eyes, everyone was a friend. “Nick saw only the good,” Debbie Pollino says of her only child, who passed away in January 2014. “He was a free spirit. He loved the outdoors. He was a genuinely happy person.” He was also a registered organ donor, something he […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 29th, 2016

Sisters’ Heart Transplants Inspire Family to Organize Holiday Toy Drive

By In the Loop intheloop

Like many parents of young children, Linsey Rippy finds her thoughts turn to gift lists this time of year. There’s a list for each of her daughters. But there’s also a gift list for children she likely will never meet — boys and girls who will spend the holidays at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center on […]

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Tags: heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


November 3rd, 2016

Doctors Dance With Patient at Her Wedding, 17 Years After Saving Her Life

By In the Loop intheloop

Stefani and Trevan Thompson’s wedding reception was like many others. There was the couple’s first dance and the traditional father-daughter dance, which featured a cut-in from the bride’s grandfather. And then there was the doctor-patient dance. Or, in this case, the doctor-doctor-doctor-doctor-patient dance — where the bride busts a move with the people who helped save […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Martha Grogan, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Dr. Richard Daly, heart transplant, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


October 4th, 2016

Identical Twins Have Identical Transplants at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

After Larry Fowler’s identical twin brother, Robby, was diagnosed with non-dilated cardiomyopathy and told he’d need a heart transplant, Larry was worried that he would, too. But after a full physical, he was assured his heart was fine. So when Larry started experiencing shortness of breath, the last thing on his mind was his heart. […]

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Tags: Dr. D. Eric Steidley, Dr. Jama Jahanyar, heart transplant


September 13th, 2016

Parents of Heart Transplant Recipient Send Donor ‘Gift of Love and Light’

By In the Loop intheloop

In May, Aria Grams turned 2. But today, Sept. 13, her family is celebrating a second birthday of sorts. That’s because it’s the one-year anniversary of Aria’s life-saving heart transplant, thanks to a generous gift from another 2-year-old. And tonight, the Grams family will host an event they’re calling Lanterns to Heaven “to show our […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatrics


May 5th, 2016

Heart Failure Won’t Keep Him From Starting Line at VAD 5K

By In the Loop intheloop

When faced with a challenge, Steve Nuttall’s typical response is, “Bring it on.” Born with transposition of the great arteries, Steve says he’s “been a fighter all my life.” He’s had to be. The serious heart condition has required numerous surgeries over the years. “They told me I’d be lucky to make it to 18, […]

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Tags: heart failure, heart transplant, Transposition of the Great Arteries, ventricular assist device


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