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Taking It in Stride -- Amputations, Heart Surgeries and a Pump Won't Dampen Dick Feller's Spirit

Dick Feller likes to joke about his medical escapades. In just six years, Dick Feller had three open-heart operations, had both legs and an arm amputated, and was fitted with a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, to keep his heart pumping. That's a lot for one person to take. But with unconditional support from [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgeons (cardiac surgeons) have extensive experience treating people who may need VADs. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota each offer a Heart Failure Clinic staffed by a team of cardiologists trained in evaluating and treating heart failure.
  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists) and doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) provide the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Doctors may work with lung specialists (pulmonologists), nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and lifestyle coaches to provide your care.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers conduct ongoing studies and clinical trials to improve ventricular assist devices.

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

Sept. 22, 2015