With the Super Bowl on many people's minds this week, a 12-year Veteran of the NFL is tackling a different opponent — Lung Cancer. Team-mates in his fight include Mayo Clinic and a cancer survivor who's putting a new face on an often misunderstood disease. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
You have six months. Maybe a year. That was reality for heart failure patient Verna Schrombeck. Her condition had deteriorated to the point where treatment no longer helped. Because of her age, she was not a candidate for a heart transplant. Doctors at Mayo Clinic implanted a device that would hopefully keep Verna alive, at least a little while. Years later she shares her story.
Snow blower accidents cause more than 65-hundred injuries each winter. More than a thousand people lose hands and fingers. A Wisconsin man is hoping hearing his story will remind others to slow down, be safe and not become a victim too. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
A heart attack at age 35. That's not supposed to happen. The woman you're about to meet suffered what's called a spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. It's a condition that's hard to diagnose and there's very little information available about it. Experts at Mayo Clinic have results from studies aimed at learning more about this life-threatening condition.