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February 2017

Patient Care

Robotic-Assisted PCI: Time to Jump to the Joystick?
Research in the use of robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reveals operator benefits, efficacy, the learning curve, and a reduction in exposure to radiation and orthopedic injuries.

Tips for Interpreting ICD Tracings
Electrophysiology specialists identify five key points to consider when interpreting implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) tracings from patients who are having problems with their devices.

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Mystery of Vascular Medicine
Fibromuscular dysplasia is a rare condition that causes stenosis and aneurysm of the body's medium-sized arteries. Mayo Clinic participates in a new patient registry whose data may help determine which procedures are most effective to relieve symptoms and reduce adverse outcomes.

PTE helps patients with pulmonary hypertension breathe easier
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is a potentially curative procedure for some patients with pulmonary hypertension. At Mayo Clinic, the procedure is conducted via median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass hypothermic circulatory arrest and is a true endarterectomy (as opposed to an embolectomy).


Myocarditis increases globally
Research indicates that myocarditis accounts for about 5 percent of sudden cardiovascular infant deaths and up to 20 percent of sudden cardiovascular death in adolescents. Early diagnosis is key to preventing long-term heart damage from myocarditis, which is difficult to diagnose and treat.

Patients who experience cancer and severe heart attacks benefit from cardiac treatment
Research shows that 1 in 10 patients hospitalized with an ST elevation myocardial infarction has a history of cancer. Their risk of cardiac death is not higher than that of patients who have not had cancer.

See all Cardiac Surgery and Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Cardiology Board Review Course
Stay current with clinical guidelines between boards with Mayo Clinic's online course, designed to fit physicians' busy schedules. A one-on-one 20-minute live demonstration with a learning expert is available.

Heart Failure Management for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Primary Care Providers
March 23-25, 2017, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
This course focuses on the diagnosis and management of heart failure, including evolving heart failure definitions, updates on common comorbidities, heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction, advanced heart failure and end-of-life considerations.

2017 Mayo Clinic Vascular Symposium
March 30-April 1, 2017, in Phoenix
Topics include acute aortic syndrome diagnosis and management, best practice approaches to acute and chronic aortic dissection, endovascular techniques for management of aortic disease, advances in noninvasive vascular laboratory evaluation, and the application of genomics and robotics in peripheral vascular disease evaluation.

Mayo Clinic State-of-the-Art Cardiovascular Update: A Case-Based Approach from the Heart of Manhattan
April 20-22, 2017, in New York
Focus on diagnostic, clinical and interventional options in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, learn new strategies for managing valvular heart disease, review anticoagulation strategies, and apply techniques to identify unique coronary artery cases.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuing Medical Education courses


In the Video Center

Remote Monitoring for the Management of Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases team members discuss remote monitoring for the management of heart failure and their experience with the CardioMEMS HF System.

Multivessel Revascularization: Still the Surgeons' Domain?
Cardiology specialists discuss revascularization options in patients with multivessel disease, left main and diabetes.

Outpacing Pacemaker and ICD Infections
Specialists in cardiology and infectious diseases discuss factors that impact the rate and management of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) infections.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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