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

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD): Patient-Initiated Research Sparked by Social Media

Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D., and Sharonne Hayes, M.D., discuss how a research study was initiated by patients via social media to study spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

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Grand Rounds: Remote Monitoring - Advancing the Science of Health Care Delivery

Charles Bruce, M.D., Paul Friedman, M.D., Lyle Olson, MD., and Viend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., present Remote Monitoring - Advancing the Science of Health Care Delivery.

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Grand Rounds: Cardiac Device Challenges and Innovation

Drs. Paul Friedman, M.D., Yong-Mei Cha, M.D., and Sam Asirvatham, M.D., present Cardiac Device Challenges and Innovation.

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Grand Rounds (CME): Population Heath Science in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery: Priorities and Initiatives

Lila Rutten, Ph.D., and John Ebbert. M.D., present Population Heath Science in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery: Priorities and Initiatives.

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds that Cardiac Rehab Reduces Mortality by 45 Percent

Randal Thomas, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Health Clinic, and colleagues found that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation after having heart interventions, have a 45-percent lower mortality rate.

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Cardiac Cell Repair Therapy: A Clinical Perspective

Dr. Bernard J. Gersh discusses his article, Cardiac Cell Repair Therapy: A Clinical Perspective, appearing in the October 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Neurologic Recovery after Prolonged Cardiac Arrest with Resuscitation

Roger D. White, M.D., discusses his article of a case of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with 96 minutes of continued pulselessness and relentless ventricular defibrillation.

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Unexplained Drownings and Cardiac Channelopathies

Dr. Michael Ackerman, discusses the relationship between victims of an otherwise unexplained drowning and a collection of genetic heart rhythym disorders known as the cardiac channelopathies.

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