Monthly Archives: July 2008

Circulator Boot

Many people with diabetes are at risk of developing wounds on their feet that just won’t heal. They’re also at risk of getting hardened arteries in their legs, a condition that can be very painful. These issues are what cause some diabetics and some people with peripheral arterial disease to need amputations. But doctors at […]

Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

Dr. Marc Patterson, a Mayo Clinic pediatric neurologist, discusses Neimann-Pick disease type C.

Endovascular Stroke Treatment

When it comes to stroke, time is brain. That’s because there’s a small window of opportunity after symptoms begin for treatment to be effective. The man you’re about to meet knows this all too well. He was in a coma from a massive stroke. But thanks to state-of-the art technology at Mayo Clinic that allows […]

Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for Lifetime Use

Right now there are close to 5 million people in America dealing with heart failure. Many of these people would benefit from a heart transplant, but because most of them are over age 65, they’re often not eligible for that life-saving operation. Now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are studying a device that is not only […]