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October 8, 2019

Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Angie Mikkelson used to want to fly under the radar and not tell others she’d had a heart transplant. But then she realized the effect she could have by sharing her story and encouraging others to donate.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, heart transplant, Parachute Mitral Valve


July 11, 2019

Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Christy Collins, a cardiology nurse at Mayo Clinic, was inspired by a young patient, Colten, to start a Beads of Courage program at Mayo.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


November 15, 2018

“Heart Families” Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Linsey Rippy tends to go overboard when it comes to toys around the holiday season, which is a good thing for children in the hospital at Mayo Clinic, where donations from Rippy’s annual toy drive end up.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, heart transplant, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ronald McDonald House


August 23, 2018

Documentary on Children’s Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

A new documentary shows how Rochester welcomes children from other countries who have heart defects, and how a lifesaving surgery at Mayo Clinic gives new hope to their families.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Heart Project, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Rochester International Airport, Samaritan's Purse


February 27, 2018

Ireland’s Hope Gives Hope — and Help — to Families Facing Pediatric Heart Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Families of children who need a heart transplant are faced with many challenges, but thanks to Ireland’s Hope, they now have somewhere to turn when they need financial assistance.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Jonathon Johnson, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


February 22, 2018

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Chest is Now a Typical Toddler

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Caitlin and Brian Veitz learned via ultrasound that their daughter’s heart was developing outside her chest, they relied on a team at Mayo Clinic to give her a chance at life.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


January 25, 2018

Daughter’s Diagnosis Gives Mom a Life-Changing Mission

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When their daughter was born with congenital heart defects, Megan and Brent Ustby were comforted by families going through the same thing. Now, Megan is using her experiences to help others.

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Tags: cardiothoracic surgery, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Jennifer Brumm, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


June 23, 2016

Jack of Hearts: Young Patient With Heart Defect ‘Making the Most’ Out of Life

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

  One of the first things doctors told Jackson Lindquist’s parents when he was born with a complex congenital heart defect was that it shouldn’t keep him from living an active, happy life. Doctors did note, however, that the defect — tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve — would likely keep Jackson from “becoming […]

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Alison Cabalka, HLHS, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Tetraology of Fallot


February 16, 2016

Getting to the Heart of Karla’s Unusual Fatigue

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Karla Manley spent the first 33 years of her life doing the kinds of things we all do every day. But the daily routine hit her harder than most. “Whenever I’d get home, I would just be exhausted,” she tells us. It wasn’t until she went in for a sinus-related procedure at Mayo Clinic’s Florida […]

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Tags: cardiology, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr Naser Ammash, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Open-Heart Surgery


November 5, 2015

Marcus’ Heart Journey Inspires New Path for His Dad

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

On the day he was born, Marcus Nichols had already beaten the odds. Marcus and his twin, Mathieu, shared a single amniotic sac — a rare condition that’s often fatal. “They were only the third set of monoamniotic twins born live at Mayo,” says their mom, Piper Nichols. But that was just the first of […]

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Dr Patrick O'Leary, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Single Ventricle Heart


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