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April 2019

Patient Care

Treatment options expand for patients with ATTR amyloidosis
Amyloidosis is a disease of protein misfolding once considered rare, and increasingly implicated in heart failure. One form affecting the heart is transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, for which treatment options are rapidly evolving.

Research

Smart textiles offer potential for 24/7 heart monitoring, arrhythmia detection
Expertise in artificial intelligence-enabled health care powers Mayo Clinic algorithms for heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection that are embedded into textiles to improve care through wearable technology.

Elevated levels of soluble ST2 a predictor of heart failure in some men with myocarditis
Researchers found elevated levels of a protein in the blood, soluble ST2, to be a predictor of heart failure in men under 50 with myocarditis.

Metabolic syndrome impairs mesenchymal stem cells' repair function
Research indicates that in an animal model of metabolic syndrome, mesenchymal stem cells are shifted down a pathway to stasis instead of repair.

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

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Education

Basic to Advanced Echocardiography | From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville
May 15-18, 2019, in Asheville, N.C.
Course discussions include the echocardiographic assessment of left and right ventricular function and presentations on diastolic function and strain imaging for assessing myocardial function.


Cardiac Rhythm Device: Implantation, Management, and Follow Up
June 21-23, 2019, in New York
The summit provides an update on the indications, follow-up and management of cardiac rhythm technology, through an emphasis on clinical pearls. Focus includes the increased programming complexity of evolving device technology.


Heart Failure Up North: Practical Approaches to the Management of Congestive Heart Failure
June 29-30, 2019, in Brainerd, Minn.
This course focuses on heart failure seen in daily clinical practice. The case-based program and supplemental lectures cover novel therapies, hospital readmission and advanced heart failure.


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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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