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Heart Surgery Puts ISU Coach Back in the Game

Heart Surgery Puts ISU Coach Back in the Game

Iowa State University head men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg says he's feeling surprisingly well five days after open heart surgery. The 42-year-old Hoiberg underwent the replacement of his aortic valve April 17th at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn. He is expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow. “This was a second [...]

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Heart Transplant Saves Last Surviving Brother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ2oD_70mT4 April is National Donate Life Month. Nearly 125,000 Americans are currently on the national transplant waiting list. A heart transplant has spared a Michigan man from the fate that took the lives of all of his brothers. Ernie Balcueva inherited a condition that caused him to develop heart failure. It’s [...]

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Transplanting Sibling Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFO6COuAhWg For his entire life, radio host James Rabe has known that one day he’d need a new kidney. A disease called Alport Syndrome slowly caused his kidneys to fail. As his condition advanced, the search for a new organ began. His big sister stepped up and gave part of [...]

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Bionic Eye Patient "Thrilled" to Reconnect with Visual World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCCn9godAjg Allen Zderad thought darkness had invaded his world to stay. He’s among the 1-in-4,000 people who are born with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition. There is no effective treatment or cure. While not all patients will lose their sight entirely, Mayo Clinic researcher and ophthalmologist Raymond Iezzi Jr., [...]

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Quicker Recoveries Possible with Robotic Heart Valve Surgery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBPRWqlYm84 Millions of Americans are living with a heart murmur, a telltale sound caused by blood rushing through the heart. Some are harmless, but sometimes they’re a clue to serious problems with the heart’s valves. When surgery is called for, robotic technology is allowing repairs to be made safer than [...]

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Correcting Pelvic Mesh and Improving Quality of Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMvFHekfgF8 Pelvic mesh is implanted to help a woman with issues like urinary incontinence. For many, the mesh works well, but that wasn't the case for the woman you’re about to meet. For her, it meant dealing with debilitating pain. She came to Mayo Clinic to correct the problem. More [...]

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Heart Failure Due to Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kIFRjqaORQ   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics are alarming. More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity can increase your risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. It can also increase your risk of a condition called obesity hypoventilation [...]

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Avoid Risk of Pill-Induced Esophagitis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJnpJ4UG3Lw Typical instructions on a bottle of medication often suggest pills should be taken with a full glass of water and that the person taking the pills not lie down for 30 minutes. Mayo Clinic experts say it's essential you pay attention to those directions because if you don’t you could be [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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