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May 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Heart Failure Not Enough to Alter Young Athlete’s Ironman Dreams

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Because Kari Turkowski has been an athlete her entire life, the fact that she’ll compete in an Ironman this fall isn’t surprising — until you realize she’ll do so despite a diagnosis of heart failure.

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Tags: cardiac ablation, heart failure, Mayo Clinic Rochester

July 9, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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

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