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Transplant Change-Up Gives Courtney a Second Chance

Courtney Kidd is working hard to raise organ donor awareness after a new approach to double-organ transplant saved her life. Born with five congenital heart defects and suffering through several medical complications, Courtney needed both a new heart and a new liver. Previous surgeries at ages 2, 6, 12 and then again at 22, and [...]

  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), heart and lung surgery (cardiac and thoracic surgeons), infectious disease management, and other specialties evaluates you and treats your condition. Mayo Clinic doctors work with doctors from many other areas to provide the most appropriate heart care. Pediatric cardiologists at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota work with adult cardiologists to care for people of all ages.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have experience diagnosing and treating people who have cardiovascular diseases. Doctors and surgeons care for more than 75,000 people who have cardiovascular disease each year.
  • Surgical expertise. Mayo Clinic heart transplant surgeons have performed hundreds of procedures using state-of-the-art technology since performing their first heart transplant in 1988. Transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average.
  • Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's system, your transplant doctors and treatment team will examine you, perform your transplant and coordinate follow-up care.
  • Research. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials, research and new treatments.
Jan. 27, 2015