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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Always Eliminate Risk of Heart Disease

Sometimes even doing everything right to live a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough to ward off a serious illness. Such was the case of 67-year-old Donald Glynn of Jacksonville, Fla., an avid runner who has participated in countless marathons, half marathons and 5K races over the last 30 years. He also watched his diet, weight and blood pressure, [...]

  • 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