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Holiday Season Brighter for Pulmonary Hypertension Patient After Surgery

The holiday season is much brighter this year for Laura Floeckhler, 45, from Orlando, Florida. Laura was diagnosed last Christmas with pulmonary hypertension, a rare disorder of the lungs affecting about 30 in every one million people. Laura's symptoms started earlier in 2014, when the mother of three began experiencing shortness of breath. Then her [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat thousands of people with pulmonary hypertension, including people with rare, complex and chronic conditions. Mayo surgeons have extensive experience in pulmonary-hypertension-related heart surgery.
  • Research leader. Mayo Clinic researchers have been involved in clinical studies of treatment approaches for pulmonary hypertension for years. You may be eligible to participate in a trial of a new treatment, including clinical trials conducted at Mayo Clinic.

Related book: Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! book provides an easy-to-follow plan to prevent and conquer heart disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

March 27, 2013