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January 24, 2017

From Heart Failure to the Finish Line

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Monica Harlow looked around at the people lined up to run the 26.2 miles of the Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix. “Every one of these runners has a story,” she thought. “Everyone is here for a reason.” Perhaps none more so than Monica herself. Nine years ago, Monica could run only a short distance […]

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Tags: atrial septal defect, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Disease, heart failure

July 9, 2015

Xzaviar’s Gifts to Patients Right on Cue

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Seventeen-year-old Xzaviar Aune spent his first few years in and out of the hospital, as doctors treated a host of heart problems: newborn persistent pulmonary hypertension, atrial septal defect and supraventricular tachycardia. “Big words for such a little guy,” Xzaviar wrote in a recent blog post on, a site devoted to all things billiards, pool […]

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Tags: atrial septal defect, cardiac ablation, newborn persistent pulmonary hypertension, Supraventricular tachycardia

April 21, 2015

Long Wait for Transplant Interrupted by Candlelight Dinner

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Randy Marlow’s doctors in Colorado told him there was nothing more they could do to repair his heart, he was ready to give up. His girlfriend, Lisa Black, was not. She brought Randy to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, and he found a second chance. “Mayo accepted me as a heart-liver transplant patient,” […]

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Tags: atrial septal defect, heart transplant, liver transplant, National Donate Life Month, United Network of Organ Sharing

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