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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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


August 16, 2016

Lola Montilla Goes To Washington, and Represents

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

The last time we talked with Lola Montilla, she’d just written her first book and helped get a new law passed in Puerto Rico that requires all newborns to be screened for heart conditions. This all happened after the now 15-year-old Lola had corrective surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus for an Ebstein’s anomaly heart defect. And […]

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Tags: Ebstein's anomaly, Lola Montilla, Make-A-Wish Foundation


July 7, 2015

Surgeon Sees the Fruits of His Labors Multiplied

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


February 6, 2014

Team Lola

By Mystery User

Most 13-year-old girls wouldn’t see having a scar down the middle of their chest as, well, cool. Lola Montilla, however, is not most 13-year-old girls. When she sees the scar left from surgery to repair the heart defect she was born with, she says it’s a reminder that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. […]

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Tags: Ebstein's anomaly, Joseph Dearani, surgery


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