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March 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation

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Many countries outside the U.S. don’t allow organ recipients and donor families to meet, but a Mayo patient’s trip to South Korea may help change that country’s views on such meetings.

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Tags: Bev Hansen, dialysis, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Pancreas transplant, Type 1 diabetes


March 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

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Abby Rossow was just 21 when she learned she would need a kidney transplant. A friend was willing to donate but wasn’t a perfect match for Abby, so the two were placed on Mayo’s paired donation list.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Andrew Bentall, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Paired Kidney Donation Program


February 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After Heart Transplant, Surgeon Returns to Operating Room

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After a heart transplant in 2018, Dr. Robert Montgomery, a surgeon at NYU, turned to an experimental protocol at Mayo Clinic. The new drug eliminated his tremors and allowed him to return to surgery.

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Tags: Cardiac Arrest, dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart arrhythmia, heart transplant, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator


February 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Heart Disease Hasn’t Slowed Record-Setting Swimmer

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Clay “Trip” Hedrick is a world-record-setting swimmer who hasn’t let heart disease — including bypass surgery — slow him down.

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Tags: Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Dr. John Stulak, Heart Disease, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic Radio, Stent procedure


February 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Special Delivery Across the Miles With Some Help From Technology

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Lizzie Stoltz was just 30 weeks pregnant when her water broke. She was rushed to a local hospital, where providers used technology to connect with a Mayo neonatologist for help with the high-risk delivery.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Collura, Dr. Phillip Skaar, Family Medicine, Jon Farm, Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo One


February 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her

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As a child, Lydia Pankratz spent more than two years in and out of the hospital for cancer treatment. The care she received from staff at Mayo Clinic inspired the now 19-year-old to go into nursing.

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, anemia, Mayo Clinic Connect, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing


February 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

As Patient’s Health Declines, Care Team Plans Double Wedding for His Family

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It took just four hours (and a lot of last-minute help from colleagues) for nurse David Fogarty to pull together a double wedding and create a lasting memory for a patient’s family.

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Tags: David Fogarty, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Methodist Hospital Chapel, Thyroid cancer


January 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

7-Year-Old Fan of Mayo’s Patient Portal Meets Team Behind the Technology

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When Ava Weitl had trouble signing in to the patient portal, she took her problem to the source: the team responsible for the app. It was a meeting made possible by Ava’s friends (and fans) at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Connected Care, Dr. Timothy Nelson, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Julie Prigge, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Patient Online Services, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS


January 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing

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A pilot program offered through Mayo Clinic’s Center for Humanities in Medicine in Arizona gives patients the opportunity to heal through the art of flamenco dance.

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Tags: Carol Graziano, Center for Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


January 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

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Jeff Jensen was training for his first marathon when his doctor discovered a heart murmur that led to surgery to replace a valve. A year later he was able to run the 26.2 mile race, and hasn’t stopped since.

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Tags: Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Mark Brumm, Jeff Jensen, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse


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