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Patient stories

Teacher Smelling the Roses Again Thanks to Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

For years, Lucy Lorden suffered from an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath. But one April morning in 2014, the Ormond Beach, Florida, elementary school teacher was barely able to walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Thinking she had pneumonia, Lucy, then 56, went to see her primary care doctor. “The doctor told [...]

  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in treating heart rhythm disorders using cardiac ablation and other treatments. Doctors perform more than 1,300 cardiac ablations each year.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), cardiologists trained in heart rhythm disorders (electrophysiologists) and other doctors work closely to treat people with heart rhythm disorders.
  • Technology. Doctors at Mayo conduct cardiac ablation using advanced technology in the electrophysiology laboratories.
  • Research. Mayo doctors study new and improved techniques for cardiac ablation and conduct clinical trials.

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

May 16, 2014