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February 2019

Patient Care

AI enables easy screening tool for asymptomatic left ventricle dysfunction
At Mayo Clinic, interdisciplinary teams within Cardiovascular Medicine apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop a new screening tool for asymptomatic left ventricle dysfunction.

3D imaging helps specialists manage treatment for patients with congenital heart disease
Mayo specialists use 3D printing to plan, explain and manage treatment for patients with congenital heart disease and teach complex cardiac anatomy effectively.

Evolving areas of expertise shape the congenital cardiovascular specialty
Congenital heart disease interventions are evolving due to the adult congenital heart disease subspecialty, improvement in transcatheter valve prostheses and imaging techniques, demand for cardiac replacement, and stem cell therapy.


High-sensitivity troponin assays allow quicker diagnosis of patients with acute ischemic heart disease
FDA-approved assays T Gen 5 and hsTnI detect even the smallest rise in troponin levels, allowing for faster recognition of acute myocardial infarction and heart attack.

Metabolic syndrome may impair stem cell repair, increasing risk of cardiovascular diseases
Research indicates that mesenchymal stem cells in pigs with metabolic syndrome are shifted down a pathway that leads to stasis instead of repair.

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

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Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail
March 3-7, 2019, in Vail, Colo.
This program reviews 2D, Doppler and transesophageal echocardiography, plus diastology, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, application of TEE in clinical practice, and cardiomyopathy.

Mythbusters: Exposing the Truths of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
March 15, 2019, in New Orleans
Focus addresses strategies for diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis; specific attributes of echocardiography, FDG-PET, and cardiac MRI in diagnosis and follow-up; and optimal approaches to risk stratification and treatment of electrophysiologic disturbances.

American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo 2019
March 16-18, 2019, in New Orleans
Visit booth 2531 to connect with a Mayo Clinic cardiologist or cardiac surgeon and find CME opportunities. Visit booth 2631 for digital education products.

Heart Failure Management for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Primary Care Providers
March 21-23, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Topics include diagnosis and management of heart failure across multiple stages, signs and symptoms suspicious for heart failure, typical diagnostic testing, and appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies.

Learn at your own pace with Updates
Comprehensive online courses provide a personalized, adaptive learning curriculum to reinforce foundational medical practice knowledge. Cardiovascular Updates and Echocardiology Updates contain evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and explore new information from the field.

See all Cardiovascular Medicine CME courses


In the Video Center

CV Grand Rounds — The Fontan operation: Unanticipated consequences
Alexander C. Egbe, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., delineates the hemodynamics of the single ventricle, reviews the basics of the Fontan operation, and outlines unanticipated consequences.

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.

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

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