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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Grand Rounds: Palliative Care in CV Disease – When is it Appropriate?

In this Cardiovascular Grand Rounds, Keith M. Swetz, M.D., discusses comprehensive palliative care and emerging models of end-of-life care in cardiovascular disease.

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Grand Rounds: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

In this Cardiovascular Grand Rounds video, Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D., discusses pioneering technological advancements in transcatheter aortic valve replacement treatment options.

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Type B Thoracic Aortic Dissection: When to Intervene

Robert D. McBane, M.D., Randall R. De Martino M.D., Thomas C. Bower, M.D., and Alberto Pochettino, M.D., discuss when to intervene in Type B thoracic aortic dissection cases.

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Grand Rounds: The Evolution of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon Lyle D. Joyce, M.D. reviews the history of mechanical circulatory devices in this Mayo Clinic Cardiac Surgery Grand Rounds video.

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Statin Intolerance and Diabetes Risk: What Do We Know?

Mayo Clinic director of Exercise Testing and Sports Cardiology, Thomas Allison, M.D., Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., director of Preventative Cardiology, and Vinaya Simha, M.D., endocrinologist and specialist in lipidology discuss statin intolerance.

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The Future of AAA Repair

In a video originally posted on TheHeart.org | Medscape Cardiology video, Robert D. McBane, M.D., Mayo Clinic Director of Vascular Medicine, Thomas C. Bower, M.D., Chair, Vascular Surgery, Gustavo S. Oderich, M.D., Chair, Endovascular Program, and Randall R. DeMartino, M.D., Chair, Quality for Endovascular and Vascular Surgery, discuss the future of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.

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Grand Rounds: Controversies in CABG: Five Contentious Topics in Coronary Surgery

In this Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds video David L. Joyce, M.D., discusses five different case studies for consideration of cardiovascular surgery.

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Grand Rounds: Cardiac Regeneration

Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D. presents Cardiac Regeneration

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