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October 2018

Patient Care

Cardiac sarcoidosis underdiagnosed in patients with systemic sarcoidosis
Specialists at Mayo Clinic's Cardiac Sarcoidosis Clinic collaborate to provide innovative approaches to the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or clinically definite cardiac sarcoidosis. Research suggests the rate of cardiac sarcoidosis in that population is 25 percent.

Robotic approach to mitral valve repair: Mayo Clinic experience
Robotic repair of mitral valve regurgitation related to leaflet prolapse (degenerative mitral valve disease) allows for a faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays. In the minimally invasive approach, several small incisions are made by sternotomy or thoracotomy.

Behavior modification in treatment of atrial fibrillation
Recent studies have shown that behavior modification such as weight loss and exercise can reduce the recurrence of atrial fibrillation. Often, patients can reduce their need for invasive procedures or the number of overall procedures they require through behavior modification.

How to assess and manage stroke risk in atrial fibrillation
Approximately 20 percent of stokes are cardioembolic. Specialists discuss the CHA2DS2-VASc scoring system commonly used to determine which patients have a high enough stroke risk to warrant treatment, other etioloigies for stroke and the management of stroke risk.


Challenges remain in patient selection and procedural planning in left atrial appendage occlusion
Research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicates that left atrial appendage occlusion offers an alternative for stroke prevention in patients with an elevated stroke risk who have a rationale for avoiding long-term oral anticoagulation.

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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018
Nov. 10-12, 2018, in Chicago
Visit booth #2024 to connect with a Mayo Clinic cardiologist or cardiac surgeon and booth #2022 for cardiovascular online learning opportunities.

Best Practice in Echocardiography for Optimal Patient Care and in Clinical Trials: When to Use Multi-Modality Imaging
Nov. 16-18, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Focus includes optimal use of 2-D, 3-D and strain imaging in the operating room and hemodynamic evaluation including cardiac emergencies in the emergency department, cardiac catheterization laboratory and critical care units.

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach
Dec. 17-20, 2018, in Marco Island, Fla.
Topics include application of Doppler principles to assess hemodynamics, use of echocardiography to assess prosthetic valves, interpretation of diastolic echocardiographic measurements, advantages of stress echocardiography and use of contrast, and application of echocardiographic principles in assessment of congestive heart failure.

Cardiology Update at Puerto Vallarta: A Focus on Prevention
Jan. 7-11, 2019, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This course focuses on basic and advanced screening strategies to identify cardiovascular disease risk, evidence-based lifestyle and medication management strategies to manage cardiovascular disease risk factors, and indications for and impact of medication and surgical management of obesity.

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In the Video Center

Hot Topics — Clinical evaluation of dyspnea: When a chest X-ray and echocardiogram are not enough
A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses the evaluation and treatment of patients with dyspnea of unknown etiology, many of whom are found to display heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction.

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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