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: Emergency Department Assessment of CAD with Coronary CTA

Emergency Department Assessment of CAD with Coronary CTA Thomas Gerber, MD PhD

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Grand Rounds: Mythbusters in Preventive Cardiology

Randal Thomas, M.D., M.S., presents Mythbusters in Preventive Cardiology.

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Cardiovascular Risks and Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Earlier Memory Loss

Mayo Clinic neurologist, Richard J. Caselli, M.D., discusses findings from a longitudinal aging study to examine changes in cognitive skills with aging and the influence of increased risks for Alzheimer's disease.

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Grand Rounds: Cardiac Amyloidosis: What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know

Martha Grogan, M.D., presents Cardiac Amyloidosis: What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know.

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Grand Rounds (CME): Cardiovascular Device Infections: State-of-the-Heart

M. Rizwan Sohail, M.D., discusses the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular device infections, plus trends in epidemiology, the financial cost of infection management, risk factors, and new preventive strategies.

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Grand Rounds (CME): Sex-Based Medicine: Hormones, Women and Cardiovascular Disease

Virginia M. Miller, Ph.D., presents Sex-Based Medicine: Hormones, Women and Cardiovascular Disease.

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Comparison of Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk Factors on Vascular Function

Dr. Amir Lerman discusses his article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where he reports on a cluster of risk factors that have a greater impact on disease progression.

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Among African Women

Bernard Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil., and Lori Blauwet, M.D., discuss peripartum cardiomyopathy and Dr. Blauwet's research into its prevalence among African women.

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