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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Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) in Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure

Drs. Rajiv Gulati, and John Stulak discusses the advancement of VADs and their role as a destination therapy in treating patients with advanced heart failure.

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Grand Rounds: Melody Valve Therapy Overview: Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve and Tricuspid/Mitral Valve-in-Valve

Allison Cabalka, M.D., presents Melody Valve Therapy Overview: Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve and Tricuspid/Mitral Valve-in-Valve.

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Grand Rounds: Knowledge Gaps: Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis

Mackram Eleid, M.D., Michael Cullen, M.D., and Fletcher Miller, M.D., present Knowledge Gaps: Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis.

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Grand Rounds (CME): Pulmonary Parenchymal Disease and Lung Cancer: Automatic Disease Characterization and Stratification from HRCT Data

Pulmonary Parenchymal Disease and Lung Cancer: Automatic Disease Characterization and Stratification from HRCT Data by Brian Bartholmai, MD.

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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD): Clinical and Angiographic Characteristics

Sharonne Hayes, M.D., and Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D., discuss their collaborative research on spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

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Grand Rounds: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: New Insights and New Questions About This Not-So-Rare Condition

Rajiv Gulati, M.D., PhD., and Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D., present findings from a retrospective study of patients with spontaneous coronary arterty dissection.

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Obesity Risk Score to Predict Mortality in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

A recent study co-authored by Mayo Clinic physicians and presented at the 2012 ACC Annual Scientific Session & Expo might change the way we assess obesity in individuals with heart disease.

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Medical Therapies for the Treatment of Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Echocardiography Laboratory, and Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discuss medical therapies for the treatment of stable coronary artery disease.

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