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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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From the Alaskan woods to top of the transplant list

The first sign something was wrong came when Dennis Chavez was out hunting caribou with his wife, Maria. The Wasilla, Alaska, native suddenly found that he couldn’t cover ground like he used to. He quickly became winded — much more quickly than he expected. He ignored the signs for a while. But one day a [...]

  • 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