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November 14, 2022

Reflecting on a decision that ‘dictated the course of our lives’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Ten years ago, Lori Hansen had a heart attack and later went into cardiac arrest. The team that saved her life that night — and in the weeks ahead — “dictated the course of our lives,” daughter, Jessica, says. The family is deeply grateful for the men and women who make sacrifices in their own […]

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Tags: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Dr. Gurpreet Sandhu, Dr. Nicole Sandhu, ECMO


March 25, 2022

Rachel Michaelson cares for patients the way Mayo nurses once cared for her

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Rachel Michaelson was 17, she had an accident that derailed her dream of becoming a commercial pilot. The accident brought her to Mayo Clinic, where she discovered a new dream. Today, she’s back at Mayo, caring for patients the way she was once cared for by others. Rachel Michaelson had just passed the test […]

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Tags: Diane Richardson, ECMO, Mara Beernink, Nursing, Rachel Michaelson


November 22, 2021

Logan’s story: Toddler survives near-drowning thanks to ECMO and Mayo team

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When an 18-month-old was found unresponsive in a pond, his parents feared the worst. Then doctors offered hope with a life-support measure called ECMO. On April 7, 2021, Erin Olson got a phone call she’ll never forget. It was her husband, Darwin, sounding frantic. “He said our son wasn’t breathing and I should come home,” […]

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Tags: ECMO, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


September 13, 2016

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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 (@intheloop)

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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