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After Open-Heart Surgery, Enjoying Life as a 'Normal' College Kid

January 30, 2018

After Open-Heart Surgery, Enjoying Life as a ‘Normal’ College Kid

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Jack Long was 14 when he came to Mayo Clinic for surgery to repair his heart. Today, thanks to the work of his care team, Jack is living the life of a normal, healthy college student.

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Tags: Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ebstein's anomaly, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


January 24, 2017

From Heart Failure to the Finish Line

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


April 14, 2016

A Photo Finish for Open Heart Surgery Patient Who was Inspired by Photos of Others

By In the Loop In the Loop

A month earlier, Jonathan Duzan had been in great shape. Now, the 30-year-old was struggling to walk down a hallway at Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus. He’d just had open heart surgery, and needed oxygen and a walker to shuffle across the floor. The frustratingly slow pace wasn’t how Jonathan, a lifelong athlete and […]

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Tags: Cardiac Surgery, cardiology, Dr Lyle Joyce


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