December 2019
Patient Care

A Mayo Clinic analysis suggests Fontan physiology may not be compatible with good placental health.

Advances in ablation technology yield a 95% to 98% success rate and a less than 1% incidence of complications for pediatric patients treated for supraventricular tachycardia.

The Mayo Clinic Heart Brain Clinic is a leading collaborative specialty care model for managing and preventing cryptogenic strokes.

A Mayo Clinic-led study reports that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer.

A retrospective study found that patients treated for chronic kidney disease were at increased risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and other adverse cardiovascular events.

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

Jan. 18-23, 2020, in Kapalua, Hawaii
Review the technical issues of echocardiography plus CT, MRI, PET and nuclear imaging as they pertain to cardiovascular disorders. Expert faculty discusses the relevant advances in techniques and the limitations of each modality.

Jan. 27-31, 2020, in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
This course highlights the diagnosis, management and prevention of common rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmias plus challenging aspects of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and myocardial disease.

March 1-5, 2020, in Copper Mountain, Colo.
This program reviews 2D, Doppler and transesophageal echocardiography with emphasis on rapidly changing areas. Topics include diastology, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, application of TEE in clinical practice and cardiomyopathy.

In the Video Center

Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D., a cardiovascular disease specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, explains lipoprotein(a): the role it plays in coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction, risk levels and Mayo Clinic's approach to prevention.

Joseph A. Dearani, M.D., Cardiovascular Surgery chair, provides a step-by-step overview of his approach to surgical repair of Ebstein's anomaly, with a focus on the cone reconstruction.

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