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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
April 2015
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Regenerating Heart Tissue Through Stem Cell Therapy

Cardiac Regeneration
In this Grand Rounds presentation, Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D., highlights global efforts to introduce cell therapy to patient populations and Mayo Clinic's efforts to optimize cell therapy for the heart, improving cell retention and cell delivery to the myocardium. Dr. Behfar also discusses potential applications.

Five familial cases of SCAD identified through the Mayo Clinic SCAD registry
Mayo researchers have identified a familial association in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), suggesting a genetic predisposition to the condition. SCAD, a type of heart attack, most commonly affects younger women.

Rheumatoid arthritis associated with an increased risk of heart and vascular disease
Evidence increasingly points to inflammation as a major contributor to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Mayo's Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic provides specialized care focused on early detection, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatic conditions.

See all Cardiac Surgery and Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic


Cardiac Rhythm Device Summit: Implantation, Management and Follow-up 2015
June 26-28, 2015, in Chicago
Programming focuses on cardiovascular implantable electronic device management and new technology and highlights device extraction, complex cardiac resynchronization therapy implantation, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy, use of venoplasty for placement and management of infected systems.

29th Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail: New Technologies, Live Scanning and Clinical 2015
July 20-23, 2015, in Vail, Colo.
This comprehensive review of echocardiography emphasizes the introduction of new technologies and how to use echocardiographic information for patient care. Focus includes integration of echocardiography, CT and MRI and their incremental value in clinical cardiology.

Cardiology Update 2015: The Heart of the Matter
Aug. 6-9, 2015, in Sedona, Ariz.
Explore an array of topics in congestive heart failure and heart transplant, coronary artery diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, preventive cardiology, and valvular heart disease.

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Sex-Based Medicine: Hormones, Women and Cardiovascular Disease
In a Grand Rounds presentation, Virginia M. Miller, Ph.D., discusses the differentiation between sex and gender, factors and mechanisms contributing to sex differences in cardiovascular disease, and challenges facing cardiovascular researchers and health care providers in an era of individualized medicine.

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