Kylie's Kid: Fmr. Heart Patient Julia Gives BackOne in 100 children are born with a heart defect. Here in the Twin Cities, those families are fortunate to have access to some of the best pediatric surgeons who can help their children have a bright future. One of those kids is Julia!
Kylie's Kids: Meet Nicollete, A Heart Surgery Survivor At 9 Weeks OldThis week's Kylie's Kids is Nicollete, now a 10-year-old who had major heart surgery at just nine weeks old. Now, she loves running and playing soccer.
Hoiberg Has Open-Heart Surgery At Mayo ClinicThe Mayo Clinic says Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is expected to be released on Thursday, less than a week after open-heart surgery. Hoiberg had surgery at the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday to replace his aortic valve, a procedure he put off twice during the season.
Family's Anniversary Puppy Receives Heart SurgeryA four-month-old puppy is alive and well thanks to the help of WCCO viewers. Bitsy, a 40th anniversary present from Tim Theisen to his wife, had a heart murmur. The puppy needed life-saving surgery that her owners couldn't afford.
Viola Resting Comfortably After Open-Heart SurgeryFormer Minnesota Twins pitcher Frank Viola is resting comfortably after heart surgery. His children, Frank and Kaley, had said on Twitter that the 53-year-old Viola was scheduled for open-heart surgery Wednesday. The pitcher retired as a player following his 1996 season with the Toronto Blue Jays.
'U' Shows Off New, High-Tech Hybrid Operating RoomOpen heart surgery doesn't necessarily mean opening the chest anymore. The University of Minnesota's new hybrid operating room allows surgeons to do things you probably only thought about happening in sci-fi movies. At first glance, it looks like most hospital operating rooms.
Walter Mondale Recovering After Heart Surgery At MayoFormer vice president Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Officials said that Mondale was resting comfortably and was expected to make a full recovery.
Site: Minn. Basketball Player Has Heart SurgeryA western Minnesota high school basketball player who collapsed during a game has undergone emergency heart surgery, according to his CaringBridge website.