The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

    Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

    1. Heart Care Gives Pat Rozeske New Rhythm

      Heart problems were wearing down Pat Rozeske and sapping her strength. But cardiac surgery and rehabilitation have renewed her energy and put her on the path to better health. Pat Rozeske is passionate about her work at a fundraising company. But when the busy fall season rolled around several years ago, she found it hard [...]

    2. Close to Her Heart: Rare Tumor Leads to the Right Team at Mayo Clinic

      When Alice Alimurung was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening tumor, she embarked on a hunt for a surgeon with enough expertise to remove the mass. The search led Alice from the Philippines to Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, where she found an experienced surgical team that saved her life. For more than 15 years, Alice [...]

    3. Cardiac Ablation Helps Alan Kostrzewa Summit New Heights

      When treatment for a torn rotator cuff uncovered two underlying heart conditions, friends urged Alan Kostrzewa to go to Mayo Clinic for help getting back to his highly active way of life. Alan Kostrzewa never thought the term "endurance athlete" applied to him until doctors began telling him otherwise. "After talking with them, I guess [...]

    4. Serving the Underserved in Bolivia

      Two Mayo Clinic cardiologists are part of a medical team that provides badly needed care to people in one of South America's poorest countries. Michel Barsoum, M.B., Ch.B., and Andrew Calvin, M.D., are used to having ready access to the most up-to-date medical resources and equipment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. [...]

    5. New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field

      When myocarditis hit his heart, Drew Beckie was told his professional soccer career was over. But a cardiac specialist at Mayo Clinic took another look, and today Drew is back to the game he loves.? Professional soccer player Drew Beckie was visiting a friend in Stockholm, Sweden, in December 2017 when he began feeling ill. [...]

    6. A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

      Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn't know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward. When she was born, Heather Lister had [...]

    7. Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

      When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health. Barbados businessman Mark Gill is no stranger to health care. Diagnosed at birth with a rare congenital heart condition called tetralogy [...]

    8. Routine Checkup Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

      Brian Schilling was shocked to learn he had a dangerous condition that required surgery to repair one of his heart valves. But the procedure went off without a hitch, and Brian's grateful for the thorough care he received through Mayo Clinic Health System. Brian Schilling didn't think he had any medical concerns when he went [...]

    9. Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient's Surgical Fears

      After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do. Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home from Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, [...]

    10. Settling on a Steady Heart Rhythm

      Ron Klancher was having trouble controlling an irregular heartbeat. But by working at it together, Ron and his care providers were able to devise a way to effectively treat his atrial fibrillation. Ron Klancher's heart has served him well over the years. It's guided him as an athlete, husband, father, teacher and coach, and has [...]

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    Nov. 02, 2019