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November 3, 2016

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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 (@intheloop)

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

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

July 7, 2015

Surgeon Sees the Fruits of His Labors Multiplied

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Joseph Dearani, M.D., and colleagues in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic started an Ebstein’s Anomaly — Mayo Clinic Facebook page, their goal was to simply share information about the rare heart defect. They posted videos of Dr. Dearani talking about the condition and of the surgical procedure to repair it (he’s […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ebstein's anomaly

July 17, 2014

A Long Journey to Say ‘Thank You’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In 2002, a young boy named Bayasaa Bars came to Mayo Clinic from Mongolia for life-saving heart surgery. It was a bit of a miracle for the 14-year-old, who was born with a hole in his heart. Until a surgery in Mongolia at age 8, he hadn’t been able to take more than a dozen steps […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Dearani, Heart Surgery, Samaritan's Purse

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