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November 18, 2021

Happy Transplantversary: Celebrating 25 years with a new heart, back where it all happened

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It was a special day for the Ryans: the 25th anniversary of Jay’s heart transplant. It’s an anniversary the family usually marks privately. But this year, the significance of the milestone demanded something more. Jay Ryan had a hunch something was up when his wife, Sarah, asked him to step things up in the shirt […]

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Tags: Dr. Brooks Edwards, Dr. Richard Daly, Dr. Thomas Habermann, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Paul Olsen-Holtorf


February 27, 2020

After Heart Transplant, Surgeon Returns to Operating Room

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

After a heart transplant in 2018, Dr. Robert Montgomery, a surgeon at NYU, turned to an experimental protocol at Mayo Clinic. The new drug eliminated his tremors and allowed him to return to surgery.

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Tags: Cardiac Arrest, dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart arrhythmia, heart transplant, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator


December 17, 2019

Ethan’s Angels Keep Boy’s Memory Alive by Giving to Others

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Ashley and Jeremy Scheffert, whose son Ethan passed away in 2015, join friends and family to collect and donate toys and gift cards to Mayo Clinic each Christmas in honor of Ethan.

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Tags: Dr Jonathan Johnson, Dr. Joseph Dearani, heart transplant, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pediatrics


November 26, 2019

Toy Drive a Holiday Tradition for Transplant Family

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Each year, Linsey Rippy and her family organize a toy drive to stock the toy closets at Mayo Clinic and Ronald McDonald House. It’s their way of paying forward the kindness they’ve been shown.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Ronald McDonald House


October 8, 2019

Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Angie Mikkelson used to want to fly under the radar and not tell others she’d had a heart transplant. But then she realized the effect she could have by sharing her story and encouraging others to donate.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, heart transplant, Parachute Mitral Valve


August 20, 2019

Heart Transplant Recipient Driven to Make a Difference, Now Needs Second Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Elizabeth Sammons received a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in 2015 and used her second chance at life to give back, crocheting hundreds of scarves for homeless Minnesotans.

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Tags: heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


May 9, 2019

Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Teddy Ross, an emergency medical technician, had just driven a heart by ambulance to Mayo Clinic when he realized that the heart was for his uncle, who was there awaiting a transplant.

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Tags: Dr. Rohan Goswami, heart failure, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida


February 19, 2019

‘Heart Sisters’ Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


January 31, 2019

Transplant Patient’s Mother Becomes Mayo Volunteer

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


November 15, 2018

“Heart Families” Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


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