Items Tagged ‘Artificial Heart’

January 4, 2013

Phoenix-Area Organ Recipients Honor Donors in Rose Parade

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Okeke, a husband and father of three, made news when he became the first patient in the country to be discharged from the hospital with an artificial heart in May 2010. The 13-pound heart, known as the “Freedom Driver” by the staff at the Mayo Clinic, replaced the 400-pound device that had kept Okeke alive, […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Artificial Heart, Freedom Driver, heart transplant


January 4, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    January 4, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the Newsis a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations […]

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Tags: A.L.S., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Arizona Republic, Artificial Heart, BodyGuardian, Cardiology, Charles Okeke, CNN, dementia, doctor burnout, Dr Charles Bruce, Dr. Colin West


January 4, 2013

Phoenix-Area Organ Recipients Honor Donors in Rose Parade

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Okeke, a husband and father of three, made news when he became the first patient in the country to be discharged from the hospital with an artificial heart in May 2010. The 13-pound heart, known as the “Freedom Driver” by the staff at the Mayo Clinic, replaced the 400-pound device that had kept Okeke alive, […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Artificial Heart, Freedom Driver, organ donation, organ transplant


May 14, 2012

Minnesota’s First Man To Live Without A Heart

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It’s easy to forget to re-charge our cell phones, or iPads, but what if your life relied on a battery? For one patient at the Mayo Clinic, his lifeline is a plastic, rechargeable heart. Alvin Carter carries around this backpack at all times…Carter was diagnosed with a disease called amyloidosis two months ago, a condition […]

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Tags: Amyloidosis, Artificial Heart, Dr. Lyle Joyce, WCCO


April 13, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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April 13, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Artificial Heart, CNBC, Dr. Charles Adler, Dr. Jerry Brewer, Dr. Lyle Joyce, Dr. Ron Peterson, Los Angeles Times, melanoma, MPR News, Pioneer Press, Skin Cancer Foundation


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