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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

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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 Patient's Mother Becomes Mayo Volunteer

January 31, 2019

Transplant Patient’s Mother Becomes Mayo Volunteer

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Kim Van Roekel is no stranger to Mayo Clinic. She’s spent more than a year in Rochester awaiting a heart transplant for her daughter, Becca, and volunteering her time at her home away from home.

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Tags: dextrocardia with situs inversus, heart failure, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Sisters Crossing Gift Shop, volunteer


"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

November 15, 2018

“Heart Families” Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

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Linsey Rippy tends to go overboard when it comes to toys around the holiday season, which is a good thing for children in the hospital at Mayo Clinic, where donations from Rippy’s annual toy drive end up.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, heart transplant, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ronald McDonald House


Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

November 6, 2018

Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

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Although Kadie Neuharth was 1,400 miles away, the Corn Palace in her hometown of Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red as a sign of love for Kadie as she received a heart transplant.

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Tags: Dr. Brooks Edwards, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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


Ireland's Hope Gives Hope — and Help — to Families Facing Pediatric Heart Transplant

February 27, 2018

Ireland’s Hope Gives Hope — and Help — to Families Facing Pediatric Heart Transplant

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Families of children who need a heart transplant are faced with many challenges, but thanks to Ireland’s Hope, they now have somewhere to turn when they need financial assistance.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Jonathon Johnson, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

October 10, 2017

Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

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It had been 15 years since Tom Manuel had a heart transplant, but he never forgot the name of his transplant surgeon. The two of them recently had a chance to meet again.

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Tags: Dr. Si Pham, Heart attack, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

September 7, 2017

Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

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When Mayo Clinic heart transplant patient Alyssa Sandeen met her donor’s mother for the first time, she brought the perfect gift: a teddy bear with a recording of her donor’s heartbeat. 

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Tags: heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Daughter's Transplant Experience Inspires Mother to Work for Mayo Clinic

July 27, 2017

Daughter’s Transplant Experience Inspires Mother to Work for Mayo Clinic

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It was a Friday in late April when Lindsey Hale made a phone call that would change the course of her life — and her daughter Jesslynn’s life — forever.

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Tags: heart transplant


February 7, 2017

Students Rally Around Classmate After Her Heart Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

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


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