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May 3, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Patient Forms Special Bond With Care Team During 596-Day Wait for Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

One year, eight months. That’s how long Randy Marlow spent waiting for a heart and liver transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus. He kept a surprisingly positive attitude about it. “I came up there, they put me in the hospital, and they didn’t let me leave for 596 days,” he says in a […]

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Tags: Brandon Grovdahl, heart transplant, liver transplant


March 17, 2016 · Leave a Comment

2nd Chance Salsa Celebrates a Second Chance at Life

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Diane Tovar thought she was healthy. But testing done as part of a routine exam revealed surprises in her bloodwork. “My platelet count was low and my liver enzymes were high,” says Diane, a sleep therapy educator at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. After an ultrasound and MRI, Diane would learn […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, Diane Tovar, Dr. Elizabeth Carey, Liver Disease, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Salsa


May 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment

A Thousand Lives Saved – Celebrating a Transplant Milestone

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Colleagues surprised Charles Rosen, M.D., with a celebration recognizing his 1000th liver transplant, including some lighthearted gifts in line with the theme. In true Mayo fashion, he was quick to turn the attention to the team and the donors. 

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Tags: Dr. Brooks Edwards, Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Julie Heimbach, liver transplant, transplant


April 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Long Wait for Transplant Interrupted by Candlelight Dinner

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Randy Marlow’s doctors in Colorado told him there was nothing more they could do to repair his heart, he was ready to give up. His girlfriend, Lisa Black, was not. She brought Randy to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, and he found a second chance. “Mayo accepted me as a heart-liver transplant patient,” […]

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Tags: atrial septal defect, heart transplant, liver transplant, National Donate Life Month, United Network of Organ Sharing


April 9, 2015 · Leave a Comment

All in a day’s work

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It began in the early afternoon of March 3 when the news was received that a liver was available for a patient who needed both a heart and a liver transplant. From there, it cascaded into the completion of five liver transplants within a span of 24 hours. Charles Rosen, M.D., a Mayo transplant surgeon, […]

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, LifeSource, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Courtney Kidd’s Long Road to a Normal Life

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If it’s true that “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” Courtney Kidd could give Wonder Woman a run for her money. There was the emergency surgery when she was born. And five other major heart surgeries. Surgery to implant a pacemaker. A hemorrhagic stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side of her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart transplant, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Thankful to Be Here to Be Thankful

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Thanksgiving is a time for family, formidable feasts, and, of course, giving thanks. For news organizations, it’s a time to break out their best heartwarming stories to remind us all we have a lot to be thankful for. Medical miracles are big on that menu, as you might guess, and a family from Spirit Lake, […]

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Tags: Dr. Mounif El-Youssef, Liver cancer, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


May 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Celebrating a different kind of birthday

By Mystery User

In April, Sally Jacobson of Grand Forks, N.D., celebrated a very special birthday … for her liver. The Grand Forks Herald reports that Jacobson’s liver turned 90 on April 23, even though she herself is only 69. It was an interesting take on a birthday that wouldn’t have been possible had Jacobson not received a life-saving […]

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Tags: Altru Health System, chronic autoimmune hepatitis disease, cirrhosis, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Care Network, sudden infant death syndrome, transplantation


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