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'Heart Sisters' Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

February 19, 2019

‘Heart Sisters’ Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop

When transplant cardiologist Lisa LeMond, M.D., introduced two of her patients to each other, she knew they had a lot in common. What she couldn’t have known is how meaningful their friendship would become.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr. Lisa LeMond, Heart Disease, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, restrictive cardiomyopathy


Transplant Family's Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart

November 21, 2017

Transplant Family’s Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart

By In the Loop In the Loop

Linsey Rippy has seen firsthand how a new toy can give a hurting child a moment of happiness — and give a hurting parent hope. So each year, she organizes a holiday toy drive to bring both to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


February 7, 2017

Students Rally Around Classmate After Her Heart Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop

Kiarra Dixon was just six months old when she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. Those were big words — and a big diagnosis — for such a little girl. “It took me years to learn how to say that,” Kiarra, now a seventh-grader at Lincoln Park Middle School in Duluth, Minnesota, recently told FOX 21-News. […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, heart transplant


September 13, 2016

Parents of Heart Transplant Recipient Send Donor ‘Gift of Love and Light’

By In the Loop In the Loop

In May, Aria Grams turned 2. But today, Sept. 13, her family is celebrating a second birthday of sorts. That’s because it’s the one-year anniversary of Aria’s life-saving heart transplant, thanks to a generous gift from another 2-year-old. And tonight, the Grams family will host an event they’re calling Lanterns to Heaven “to show our […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatrics


August 27, 2015

Hope for Healing Aria’s Broken Heart

By In the Loop In the Loop

UPDATE: Aria received a heart transplant on Sunday, Sept. 13. See the story on KAAL-TV’s website or see Aria’s Facebook page. “Are you going to fix Aria’s broken heart?” Noah, age 3, and Tristan, age 5, ask their sister’s doctors. “They know Aria is really sick,” says mom, Tara Grams. It’s all still hard for Tara and her […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart failure, restrictive cardiomyopathy


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