February 2020
Patient Care

Researchers report that patients had a higher mortality once they developed symptoms, and aortic valve surgery should be considered at an earlier stage of left ventricular enlargement.

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

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.

A retrospective study supports the need for increasing surgical experience with septal myectomy for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to further improve outcomes.

A research collaboration led by Mayo Clinic investigators identified the first biomarker for myocarditis, sera soluble ST2, and found it significantly elevated in men age  50 and younger compared with healthy controls and women.

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

March 26-28, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The majority of care management for patients with heart failure is handled by primary care providers. This course's clinical format highlights practice dilemmas and key management strategies.

April 6-9, 2020, in San Antonio
Review the use of 2D echocardiography, Doppler and color flow imaging in assessing myocardial, ischemic, pericardial and valvular heart disease.

May 13-16, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S. C.
Topics include echocardiographic assessment of left and right ventricular function, including presentations on diastolic function and strain imaging for assessing myocardial function, plus disease states for which echocardiography is useful.

Designed to map to cardiology board exams and offering a solid base of fundamentals and updates in cardiology, these review courses provide everything you need to be confident walking into your boards.

In the Video Center

Electrophysiologist Suraj Kapa, M.D., discusses virtual reality and how this technology is being applied to medicine.

Electrophysiologist Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., discusses the management of complex cardiac arrhythmias in the setting of congenital heart disease in adults.

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