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June 2017

Patient Care

Frail patients benefit more from valve replacement than nonfrail peers
Researchers comparing physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life between frail and nonfrail patients with aortic valve stenosis before and after valve replacement surgery found that individuals deemed frail before surgery demonstrated greater benefit.

Patients with heart failure admitted to skilled nursing facilities are more likely to be hospitalized
In a study of patients with first-ever heart failure, those admitted to skilled nursing facilities were more likely to be hospitalized than those who were not admitted to skilled nursing facilities.


Next-generation magnetic grafts to reduce use of anticoagulation medicines
Mayo researchers are working with nanoparticles and nanofibers to develop next-generation magnetic grafts for blood vessels and heart valves that will free patients from the need for anticoagulation medication and improve outcomes.

Patients with Zika should be aware of cardiac symptoms
In a study of nine Venezuelan adult patients with Zika and no previous history of cardiovascular disease, all but one developed a heart rhythm problem and two-thirds had evidence of heart failure.

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Echocardiography Master Class
This comprehensive online course provides a personalized, adaptive online learning curriculum that saves study time and offers current medical knowledge to your daily practice for 365 days.

Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail
July 24-27, 2017, in Vail, Colo.
Comprehensive course highlights include imaging in echocardiography, cardiac CT and MRI; strain imaging; congenital heart disease; 3-D transesophageal echocardiography; live scanning sessions; and a hands-on scanning opportunity.

Success With Failure: Strategies for the Evaluation and Treatment of Heart Failure
July 24-27, 2017, in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Topics include relevant features of national heart failure guidelines, the clinical profile of heart failure, differentiation between patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction, and timing and expected outcome for surgical interventions.

Cardiovascular Review Course for Cardiology Boards and Recertification + Optional Post-Course Echo Focus Session
Aug. 26-31, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
Focus includes the etiology and pathophysiology of restrictive and other nondilated cardiomyopathies, diagnosis of venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients without known coronary artery disease.

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In the Video Center

Bare-Metal, Drug-Eluting, and Bioresorbable Stents in Context
Cardiovascular disease specialists discuss the Norwegian Coronary Stent (NORSTENT) Trial and the use of bare-metal, drug-eluting and bioresorbable stents.

What Is 'Heart Healthy Nutrition' And Why Is It So Hard To Define?
This Grand Rounds presentation explores the components of heart-healthy nutrition, reasons why a low-fat diet may not be the healthiest, and which diet is best for heart health.

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