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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
August 2014
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Lessons From 500 Heart Transplants
Patient Care

BMI has high specificity but moderate sensitivity

Researchers found that body mass index (BMI) may miss up to 25 percent of children who should be considered obese, based on the percentage of fat in their bodies. BMI may miss children who have a normal BMI but carry excess fat.


Cardiovascular Education tutorial series expands
The Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Education Self-Study Information tutorial series now offers topics in echocardiography, electrophysiology, circulatory failure and electrocardiography.

Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update
Sept. 12-14, 2014, in Chicago
Case-based updates on the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered cardiovascular conditions address 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.

Advances in Pathophysiology and Emerging Novel Therapeutic Strategies
Oct. 10-11, 2014, in Boston
Program topic highlights include emerging novel therapeutics to reduce the gap in care for patients with valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillations and heart failure. Presentations and discussions emphasize changing concepts of disease pathophysiology and treatment.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds: Cardiac Amyloidosis — What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know
Martha Grogan, M.D., discusses amyloidosis, a disorder of protein misfolding, and the three types of amyloids that may cause cardiac involvement: AL, ATTR (familial) and SSA (senile).

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

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