September 5, 2019

Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son’s first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk

By Karl W Oestreich

Florida Times-Union
By Beth Reese Cravey

Ashley Zimmerman had a stroke in 2014 after an infection damaged one of her heart valves. Wanting to be a mother but told she would be high risk, she got a second opinion at Mayo Clinic and after a closely-monitored pregnancy, delivered a son. She will be a coach at the Heart Walk in Jacksonville.

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Context: Mayo Clinic's top-ranked team of cardiologists diagnoses and treats more than 100,000 adults and children each year, including those with complex or rare conditions. The Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the world.

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