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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
October 2014
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Severe Mitral Regurgitation: Early Surgery vs. Watchful Waiting
Patient Care

Mayo task force challenges 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines on the treatment of blood cholesterol

The task force's treatment recommendations challenge some core ACC/AHA recommendations, go further in-depth in some areas, and endorse the use of statins for patients with some conditions that the ACC/AHA guideline update doesn't address specifically.

Fenestrated stent-grafts are increasingly used to treat complex aneurysms

Fenestrated and branched stent-grafts may provide a safe, effective technique for endovascular repair of aneurysms involving the visceral arteries. Studies indicate a high technical success and a low risk of complications.


Patients who cannot take oral anticoagulants may be candidates for LAA exclusion therapy
Left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion therapy is becoming an important management tool for minimizing stroke potential. More than 30 percent of strokes in individuals over the age of 75 years are due to atrial fibrillation.

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

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Coronary Artery Disease: Case-Based Learning
Nov. 21-23, 2014, in Las Vegas
Preventive cardiology topics include controversial recommendations for treatment of hyperlipidemia; e-cigarettes, diet and lifestyle; and interpretation of JNC 8. Presentations feature challenging cases of acute coronary syndrome and revascularization dilemmas, plus acute myocardial infarction, sleep apnea in ischemic heart disease, cell therapy, and myocardial viability.

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach
Dec. 4-7, 2014, in Marco Island, Fla.
This program addresses competence through the use of multiple echocardiographic techniques in assessment of cardiac structure and function in adult-acquired or congenital heart disease. Concise, limited didactic lectures emphasize a series of illustrative cases.

The Heart Beat of Cardiology: Practical Application of Echocardiography
Dec. 11-13, 2014, in Chicago
Designed to meet the evolving needs of inquisitive attendees, this course explores basic and advanced hemodynamics, 3-D echocardiography, endocardial and pericardial disease, ischemic heart disease, vascular health, heart failure, diastolic function, new technologies, and valvular heart disease.

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In the Video Center

Grand Rounds: Mythbusters in Preventive Cardiology
Randal J. Thomas, M.D., reviews the history of innocent and potentially dangerous myths in health care and current myths in preventive cardiology, including exercise — does walking equal running? — and nutrition. Do low-fat diets lower cardiovascular risk best?

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

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