Cardiovascular Diseases

Plasma Ceramides – A Novel Biomarker of Unstable Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Jeffrey (Jeff) W. Meeusen, Ph.D., discusses studies of plasma ceramides in three different patient populations.

Publish Date: 10/31/2016

Genetic Risk Information for Coronary Heart Disease Leads to Lower Bad Cholesterol

A group of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has discovered that disclosing genetic risk for coronary heart disease results in lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol.

Publish Date: 6/15/2016

Severe Calcific Mitral Valve Stenosis

Sameh M. Said, M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses surgical treatment options for severe calcific mitral valve stenosis. Mitral valve surgery in the presence of severe annular calcification is associated with degenerative valvular disease. About 2.8 percent of patients have severe annular calcifications.

Although mitral valve replacement with annular debridement is the gold standard for treatment, says Dr. Said, mitral valve bypass is a safe and more-practical option in patients at high risk.
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Publish Date: 4/22/2016

Re-operative Cardiac Surgery: When 1 Operation is Just Not Enough

Joseph A. Dearani, M.D., and Sameh M. Said, M.D., cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, discuss considerations surrounding cardiac re-operation surgery with cardiologists Naser M. Ammash, M.D., and Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.

Publish Date: 2/3/2016

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Robotic-Assisted PCI: Time to Jump to the Joystick?

Gurpreet S. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D., and Gayatri A. Acharya, M.D., discuss robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including benefits to the operator, efficacy, the learning curve and infrastructure changes required for use.

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Liver Before Heart: Reversing Combined Organ Transplantation

Richard C. Daly, M.D., and Sudhir S. Kushwaha, M.D., experts in heart transplant at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, discuss the considerations, risks and challenges involved in successful reverse-order liver and heart transplantation. Cardiologist Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., moderates this Trending Topics video, first shown on Medscape Cardiology.

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Returning to Specific LDL Cholesterol Goals

New guidelines set in 2013 eliminated recommended LDL and non-HDL cholesterol targets. Is it still appropriate to set specific LDL cholesterol goals for patients? Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D., and Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., experts in cholesterol management at Mayo Clinic, discuss the science and benefits that support a return to specific LDL cholesterol goals. Thomas G. Allison, Ph.D., moderates this Roundtable Review video, first shown on Medscape Cardiology.

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Cardiac Needs in Athletes

In this video first shown on Medscape Cardiology, Todd Miller, M.D. and Thomas Allison, M.D., sports cardiologist specialist at Mayo Clinic discuss cardiac needs in athletes.

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Tips for Interpreting ICD Tracings

Paul A. Friedman, M.D., and Siva K. Mulpuru, M.D., electrophysiology specialists at Mayo Clinic, and Megha Prasad, M.D., cardiology fellow, discuss five keys to implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) tracings and tips for interpretation.

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Genetic Risk Information for Coronary Heart Disease Leads to Lower Bad Cholesterol

A group of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has discovered that disclosing genetic risk for coronary heart disease results in lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol.

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Coronary Calcium Score: Basics and Beyond

In this recording previously posted on Medscape Cardiology, Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., Mayo Clinic professor of medicine, and Naveen L. Pereira, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, discuss coronary calcium testing as a predictor of heart disease.

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Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Mystery of Vascular Medicine

Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., Robert D. McBane, M.D., Sanjay Misra, M.D., and Thom W. Rooke, M.D., discuss fibromuscular dysplasia, a condition that causes stenosis and aneurysm of the medium-sized arteries in the body.

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