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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
December 2014
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Update on Surveillance and Repair
Patient Care

Mayo Clinic Valvular Heart Disease Clinic offers MitraClip

Patient experience with the MitraClip device, which fixes the anterior and posterior mitral leaflets together under transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) guidance to treat mitral regurgitation, has been favorable, with minimal access site discomfort and rapid recovery.

Mayo specialists implant dime-sized leadless pacing devices

The Nanostim leadless pacemaker and the Micra transcatheter pacing system are implanted directly into the right ventricular apex.


Studies advance knowledge of cryptogenic stroke prevention
Implantable cardiac monitoring with a subcutaneous loop recorder can detect asymptomatic, subclinical atrial fibrillation in 10 percent of patients with cryptogenic stroke at one year, but the subset of patients who would benefit from intensive monitoring needs to be better defined.

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

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Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update at South Beach: A Focus on Prevention
Jan. 7-10, 2015, in Miami
This course focuses on the prevention of coronary disease, stroke and sudden death. Topics include common risk stratification tools, guidelines for lipid management and hypertension, relevant evidence in stroke prevention, and critical steps for risk stratification among athletes.

Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update
Feb. 2-6, 2015, in Kauai, Hawaii
Topics include new drugs, ablation, stroke prevention and closure devices for patients with atrial fibrillation; ECG pearls for clinical practice; drugs, devices and remote monitoring for patients with heart failure; long QT syndrome; and medications, interventions and devices for patients with hypertension.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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