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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Priorities for Upcoming American Society of Echocardiography Presidency

Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D., discusses the top priorities for her term as ASE President, as well as ASE's guidelines for delivering optimal imaging services to patients and current innovations in the field of echocardiography.

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Sleep Disorders and the Heart: What Do Cardiologists Need to Know?

Charanjit Rihal, M.D., Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., and Andrew Calvin, M.D., discuss sleep disorders, their diagnoses, and their impact on the cardiovascular system.

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Grand Rounds: Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: Cardiac and Vascular Targets

Robert Simari, M.D., and Amir Lerman, M.D., present Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: Cardiac and Vascular Targets.

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Noninvasive Measurement of Central Vascular Pressures With Arterial Tonometry

Dr. Jan Stepanek, Consultant at Mayo Clinic, discusses the article "Noninvasive Measurement of Central Vascular Pressures With Arterial Tonometry: Clinical Revival of the Pulse Pressure Waveform?"

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Grand Rounds (CME): Regenerative Paradigms: Towards Transforming Heart Failure Care

Philippe Menasche, M.D., Ph.D., presents Regenerative Paradigms: Towards Transforming Heart Failure Care.

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Grand Rounds: Eating for a Healthy Heart

Amir Lerman, M.D., presents Eating for a Healthy Heart.

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Grand Rounds: The Liver in Heart Disease

Mayo Clinic's Patrick Kamath, M.D., presents The Liver in Heart Disease during Grand Rounds.

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Diastolic Heart Failure Treatment Study

A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, doesn't help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a condition in which the heart's lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax and fill fully between beats.

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