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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
August 2013
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Researchers recommend limiting endovascular stroke therapy to clinical trial use
Studies suggest that the use of devices snaked into the brain artery to remove or dissolve a blockage should be limited until researchers identify which patients might benefit and determine the risks in comparison with current standards of care.

Sleep apnea doubles risk of sudden cardiac death
In an NHLBI-funded study, the risk of sudden death nearly doubled for people with sleep apnea. The most common predictors were an age of 60 or older, 20 or more apnea episodes per hour of sleep, and oxygen saturation below 78 percent during sleep.

Study tests efficacy of stem cells injected into heart muscle of infants with HLHS
The first U.S. stem cell trial for pediatric congenital heart disease will test the safety and feasibility of delivering a personalized cell-based therapy into the hearts of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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Mayo Cardiovascular Review Course for Cardiology Boards and Recertification With Echo Focus Session
Sept. 20-26, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This comprehensive review of cardiovascular disease is designed to prepare applicants for the American Board of Internal Medicine exams. The session is geared toward cardiology fellows and practicing cardiologists with basic knowledge of echocardiography.

Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update
Oct. 4-6, 2013, in Chicago
Annual case-based update on the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered cardiovascular conditions focuses on challenging aspects of coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and preventive cardiology.

Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT & MRI
Oct. 23-26, 2013, in Napa, Calif.
This advanced course updates clinicians and sonographers on transthoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiography and cardiac CT and MRI — and on their application to clinical decision-making. Breakout sessions include interpretation of Doppler hemodynamics, diastolic function, congenital heart disease, and interventional and perioperative echocardiography.

Coronary Artery Disease: Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Nov. 2-4, 2013, in Las Vegas
Topics include risk factors, imaging technologies and management strategies for patients with acute coronary artery disease; the role of revascularization, interventional cardiology, coronary surgery and management of advanced nonrevascularizable coronary artery disease; and breakthroughs such as cell therapy.

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