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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
December 2012
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Patient Care

Specialists perform first Mayo pediatric combined heart-kidney transplant

The number of pediatric patients who outlive their transplant is increasing as more people 18 or younger undergo cardiac transplant. Pediatric patients considered for organ transplant have increased complexities, including comorbid conditions that contribute to additional system failure.

New mobile apps inform diagnostic test selection and interpretation

Lab Catalog allows searches for tests by disease, test name or test ID and provides direct access to educational resources. Lab Reference provides quick access to reference values, uses, method names, cautions, testing algorithms, and clinical and interpretive information.

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Mayo Clinic joins forces with to provide a unique perspective on patient care, clinical trials, news and events in cardiology via video and podcasts.


2-year survival data support TAVI for high-risk patients
Outcome data for PARTNER trial cohorts support transcatheter aortic valve implantation as an alternative to standard operative valve replacement for high-risk patients. The risk of stroke appears to level off after the initial spike associated with valve insertion.

Mayo Clinic cardiologist receives James B. Herrick Award
The Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association presented its highest honor to Bernard J. Gersh, M.D., Ch.B., D.Phil., for his significant and sustained contributions to cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. View a podcast of his comments.

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Case Studies in Structural Heart Disease and Intervention
Jan. 24-27, 2013, in Sunny Isles, Fla.
Subtitled From Clinical Diagnosis to Percutaneous Intervention and Robotically Assisted Surgery, this course reviews innovative treatments for aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and PFO/ASD. Uncommon problems such as paravalvular regurgitation, left atrial appendage closure and adult congenital interventions are highlighted.

Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiology Update
Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013, in Maui, Hawaii
Course highlights include 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, pulmonary hypertension and preventive cardiology.

38th Annual Cardiovascular Conference at Snowbird
Feb. 4-7, 2013, in Snowbird, Utah
This comprehensive review of new diagnostic and therapeutic applications in contemporary cardiology addresses interpretation of practice guidelines for atrial fibrillation management, use of ACE inhibitors and cardiac resynchronization therapy, and identification of current recommendations for optimal medical therapy of acute coronary syndromes.

Mayo Clinic Presents Hawaii Heart 2013
Feb. 4-8, 2013, in Kauai, Hawaii
Subtitled Echocardiography & Multimodality Imaging, Case-Based Clinical Decision Making, this course reviews technical issues of echocardiography, CT, MRI, PET and nuclear imaging, and the clinical uses of imaging modalities in the diagnosis, prognosis and management of common cardiovascular diseases.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Siva K. Mulpuru, M.D.
Cardiovascular Diseases in Minnesota

Dan Sorajja, M.D.
Cardiovascular Diseases in Arizona

Mathew Thomas, MBBS
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Transplantation in Florida

Consults & Referrals

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