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Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

March 14, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

By In the Loop In the Loop

A Facebook post gave John Lawson the idea to build toy cars for children, but his inspiration comes from his friend Dr. Joseph Dearani’s pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, pediatrics


Care Team, Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Make Young Patient's Dreams Come True

August 30, 2018

Care Team, Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Make Young Patient’s Dreams Come True

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Jaren Berg had seizures for three years before he was diagnosed with Long QT syndrome. Thanks to a recommendation by his care team, the young Vikings fan was granted a wish that got him up close and personal with his favorite team.

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Tags: Dr. Bryan Cannon, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Eric Payne, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Michael Ackerman, epilepsy, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Long QT syndrome, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology


Documentary on Children's Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope

August 23, 2018

Documentary on Children’s Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo

August 2, 2018

Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo

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Stefani Pentiuk Thompson and Alyssa Sandeen have been Mayo patients since childhood, each needing a heart transplant and then a kidney transplant. Until this summer, their paths had never crossed.

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Joseph Dearani, heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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

February 22, 2018

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

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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


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


February 2, 2017

Songs of the Heart, For the Heart

By In the Loop In the Loop

It’s no secret Joseph Dearani, M.D., takes his work as a pediatric cardiac surgeon at Mayo Clinic seriously. Through the years, we’ve been honored to share a few stories about people who have benefitted from that work. People like Stefanie Thompson, Kieran Veitz, Karla Manley, Marcus Nichols, Bayasaa Bars, and of course, Lola Montilla.

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Dearani, Heart Disease, Pediatric Cardiology


November 3, 2016

Doctors Dance With Patient at Her Wedding, 17 Years After Saving Her Life

By In the Loop In the Loop

Stefani and Trevan Thompson’s wedding reception was like many others. There was the couple’s first dance and the traditional father-daughter dance, which featured a cut-in from the bride’s grandfather. And then there was the doctor-patient dance. Or, in this case, the doctor-doctor-doctor-doctor-patient dance — where the bride busts a move with the people who helped save […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Martha Grogan, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Dr. Richard Daly, heart transplant, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


October 27, 2016

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Now 18 Months Old, Doing Well

By In the Loop In the Loop

Eighteen months ago, Caitlin and Brian Veitz went to the doctor for a routine 20-week ultrasound that would end up changing their lives, and the life of their daughter, Kieran. “He showed us the silhouette of the lungs, and where the heart would normally sit,” Caitlin tells Barcroft Media. “And then he pointed three inches to […]

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Tags: Dr. Carl Rose, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Joseph Dearani


February 16, 2016

Getting to the Heart of Karla’s Unusual Fatigue

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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


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