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.

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    'I'm so happy we're here:' An unexpected diagnosis saves Rich Bugay's life

    Rich Bugay had an appointment with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on a Monday, where he had hoped to get answers and relief for what he thought was refractory acid reflux — until his doctor discovered a heart murmur. The next morning, Rich was told he had congenital heart disease and a severely dilated aorta that could rupture. Just two days later, Rich underwent lifesaving heart surgery. After…

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    Heart Transplant Innovation: New 'heart in a box' technology provides gift of life to Arizona man, as couple prepares to celebrate 50-year anniversary

    Jeff and Trish Robinson Heart Transplant Innovation: Breakthrough technology known as "heart in a box" is giving hope to thousands of people in need of heart transplants. Traditionally, donor hearts were retrieved from patients who were declared brain dead, but their heart remained beating. "Heart in a box" allows for donation after circulatory death (DCD), where the heart has stopped beating. The new system is expected to widen the donor pool, thus getting more donor…

  3. Straight to the heart of Jada's story

    Jada Lang knew something wasn't right. But she had no idea that she was as sick as she was. Jada is among the more than 2 million U.S. adults living with congenital heart disease. It is a new frontier because these patients are living longer and have different individual needs related to their condition as they age. Here is Jade's story in her own words. You can also listen by clicking below. "Hi, my name…

Oct. 03, 2023