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August 2018

Patient Care

CABANA answers questions about the efficacy of ablative versus drug therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation
The CABANA trial demonstrated that ablation is an acceptable treatment strategy with low procedural risks even in treating atrial fibrillation in patients with higher underlying risk.

Recognizing left bundle branch block and when it matters
Mayo Clinic electrophysiologists discuss left bundle branch block — an abnormal conduction in the heart frequently seen on electrocardiogram. Treatment for the condition may include implantation of pacing and defibrillator devices.

A guide for physicians seeking cardiac transplant services for patients
The medical director of the heart transplant program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, answers questions about referring patients to Mayo Clinic for cardiac transplant care.


Surgical closure of left atrial appendage before heart surgery benefits patients with pre-existing atrial fibrillation
Researchers report that study participants who did not have atrial fibrillation before heart surgery and who received the surgical closure became more likely to develop atrial fibrillation within 30 days after surgery.

See all Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Heart Disease in Women: A New Era of Understanding, Recognition, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment 2018
Oct. 4-5, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This program offers new paradigms in understanding the mechanisms of sex differences in cardiovascular disease, and provides participants with tools to translate new knowledge into sex- and gender-specific patient care.

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Case Studies: Including Multimodality Imaging
Oct. 5-7, 2018, in Phoenix
Topics include the anatomy and physiology of common congenital cardiac conditions, plus surgical and interventional treatment procedures, interpretation of 2-D echo and Doppler hemodynamics for congenital heart disease, and the limitations of imaging techniques.

Coronary Artery Disease: Case-Based Learning 2018
Nov. 1-3, 2018, in Dana Point, Calif.
This course addresses lifestyle interventions and primary preventive measures that improve cardiovascular prognosis, contemporary diagnostic and management strategies for acute coronary syndromes, and use of contemporary imaging modalities for the detection and treatment of coronary artery disease.

See all Cardiovascular Medicine CME courses


In the Video Center

Closing the gap between clinical trials and practice: NOACs for atrial fibrillation
A Mayo Clinic cardiac electrophysiologist discusses the use of observational data to close the gap between clinical trials and clinical practice, specifically in the use of nonvitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the prevention of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation.

Cardiovascular Hot Topics
Mayo Clinic heart experts share their perspectives on the hottest topics and insights in cardiovascular medicine and surgery in a series of five-minute videos for medical professionals. Current topics include ventricular and atrial arrhythmias.

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

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