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April 2017

Patient Care

Strengthening the HLHS Heart With Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine — the ability to bioengineer and make new heart muscle and apply it to patients with weak hearts — is changing the future for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

Congenital Heart Disease Arrhythmias March to Their Own Beat
Mayo electrophysiologists discuss medical management of atrial arrythmia in patients with congenital heart disease. These patients are typically young and symptomatic, with fast arrhythmias. The typical treatment approach for patients with noncongenital heart disease doesn't work well for these patients.


Scenscent cell removal increases mice lifespans
Researchers genetically engineered mice to kill senescent cells in response to a particular drug. The mice ate a fat-rich diet and were dosed with the drug. Measurement showed the mice carried 60 percent less plaque in major arteries than did other mice.

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

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Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification
June 10-13, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
This intensive course focuses on the National Board of Echocardiography examination format, ultrasound physics, 2-D and M-Mode echocardiography, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease, and new imaging techniques.

Heart Failure Up North: Practical Approaches to the Management of Congestive Heart Failure
June 23-25, 2017, in Brainerd, Minn.
This program is primarily case based with supplemental lectures. Topics include bread-and-butter heart failure information, new drugs and CardioMEMS, hospital pre-admission, advanced heart failure, left ventricular assist devices, and transplants.

Cardiac Rhythm Device Summit: Implantation, Management, and Follow Up
June 30-July 2, 2017, in Dana Point, Calif.
This course provides updates on the indications, follow-up and management of cardiac rhythm technology. Other topics include cardiac pacing technology, device management germane to patient management, lead extraction tips, and cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection management.

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In the Video Center

Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Nearly 95 percent of children with congenital heart disease now live to adulthood. Mayo specialists discuss the importance of continuous monitoring and the timing of surgical intervention to provide the best quality of life for adults with congenital heart disease.

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

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