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.

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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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiac Amyloidosis – The Great Imitator

Mayo Clinic cardiologist and director of the Cardiac Amyloid Clinic, Martha Grogan, M.D., Angela Dispenzieri, M.D., professor of laboratory medicine and pathology, and Nandan Anavekar, M.B., B.Ch., senior associate professor of medicine talk about cardiac amyloidosis.

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Engaging Underrepresented Populations in Medical Research

A conversation about the perceptions and attitudes toward health-related research participation among African-American women.

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Drilling Down on the Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines

A discussion about the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines on the treatment of blood cholesterol.

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PCI and ACS: Where Do Vorapaxar and Bivalirudin Fit In?

Naveen L. Pereira, M.D., and Gurpreet S. Sandhu M.D., Ph.D., discuss adjunctive pharmacotherapy and coronary artery disease.

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Right Ventricular Dysfunction in HFpEF: No Innocent Bystander

A discussion about right ventricular function in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and right heart dysfunction in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

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Early Menopause: Precursor to Coronary Heart Disease?

Cardiovascular risk increases two-fold for women who have an early or premature menopause.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Update on Surveillance and Repair

Mayo Clinic director of vascular medicine, Robert McBane, M.D., Thomas Bower M.D., chair of vascular surgery, Gustavo Oderich, M.D., chair of the endovascular program, Randall De Martino, M.D., chair of quality for endovascular and vascular surgery review appropriateness of endovascular vs open surgery treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Cardiology Conundrum: Aspirin for Primary Prevention

Mayo Clinic director of the Women’s Heart Clinic, Sharon Mulvagh M.D., and Francisco Lopez M.D., director of preventive cardiology, talk about aspirin and primary preventive cardiology.

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