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  1. Mar 29, 2019

    New ATTR amyloidosis treatment

    Amyloidosis is a disease of protein misfolding once considered rare, and increasingly implicated in heart failure. One form affecting the heart is transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, for which treatment options are rapidl[...]

  2. Mar 29, 2019

    Smart textiles embed monitoring

    Expertise in artificial intelligence-enabled health care powers Mayo Clinic algorithms for heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection that are embedded into textiles to improve care through wearable technology.

  3. Feb 1, 2019

    Congenital heart disease: The first 50 years … the next 50 years

    Congenital heart disease interventions are evolving due to the adult congenital heart disease subspecialty, improvement in transcatheter valve prostheses and imaging techniques, demand for cardiac replacement, and stem [...]

  4. Feb 1, 2019

    3D printing: The next dimension in cardiac imaging

    Mayo specialists use 3D printing to plan, explain and manage treatment for patients with congenital heart disease and teach complex cardiac anatomy effectively.

  5. Feb 1, 2019

    Artificial intelligence and contractile dysfunction

    At Mayo Clinic, interdisciplinary teams within Cardiovascular Medicine apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop a new screening tool for asymptomatic left ventricle dysfunction.

  6. Dec 5, 2018

    Innovative management strategy for a fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and intact atrial septum

    Mayo pediatric cardiologists have used an ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure without cardiopulmonary bypass for an open-heart operation. The novel, sequential approach provides a promising strategy for mana[...]

  7. Aug 22, 2018

    CABANA trial results announced at Heart Rhythm Society scientific sessions: The neutral trial that wasn't neutral

    The CABANA trial demonstrated that ablation is an acceptable treatment strategy with low procedural risks even in treating atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with higher underlying risk.

  8. Aug 22, 2018

    Mayo Clinic launches Cardiac Sarcoidosis Clinic

    Specialists at Mayo Clinic's Cardiac Sarcoidosis (CS) Clinic collaborate to provide innovative approaches to the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or clinically definite cardiac sarcoidosis. Resea[...]

  9. May 4, 2018

    Stroke reduction in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation with the left atrial appendage closure device: an update

    Left atrial occlusion devices provide a treatment option for patients at significant risk of thromboembolic stroke for whom long-term anticoagulation is either contraindicated or felt to be suboptimal.

  10. Feb 28, 2018

    Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer and lymphoma survivors

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer. Congestive heart failure[...]

  11. Feb 22, 2018

    Women who suffer with newly understood heart attack called SCAD may fare better with conservative care

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Patients who suffer from a type of heart attack that affects mainly younger women, called spontaneous coronary artery dissection or SCAD, may benefit most from conservative treatment, letting the body he[...]

  12. Feb 1, 2018

    Standing several hours a day could help you lose weight, Mayo Clinic research finds

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could help people lose weight over the long term, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. In recent ye[...]

  13. Jan 23, 2018

    Pediatric cardiogenic shock: What is the role of medical and mechanical circulatory support?

    Pediatric cardiogenic shock is a nonspecific and challenging clinical scenario of decompensated heart failure and impending cardiovascular collapse. Prompt identification, evaluation and treatment of cardiogenic shock c[...]

  14. Jan 20, 2018

    Ceramides: A class of lipids with links to heart disease

    The pathophysiology of atherosclerosis is a complex intersection of dyslipidemia, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation. Recent data supports causal associations between each of these pathways an[...]

  15. Nov 20, 2017

    New oral anticoagulant drugs associated with lower kidney risks, Mayo Clinic research shows

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of oral anticoagulant (blood-thinning medication) a patient takes to prevent a stroke and increased risks of kidney function decline or failur[...]

  16. Nov 13, 2017

    American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association announce new blood pressure guidelines

    The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have[...]

  17. Oct 3, 2017

    Pectus excavatum: Not just a cosmetic concern

    Untreated pectus excavatum has cosmetic as well as progressive cardiopulmonary consequences. Both open and minimally invasive operative correction by experienced surgeons in high-volume centers yield excellent results.

  18. Oct 2, 2017

    Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this m[...]

  19. Sep 26, 2017

    Life after Fontan palliation

    Mayo Clinic is currently enrolling patients who underwent Fontan procedures in the Role of Sildenafil for Fontan Associated Liver Disease (SiFALD) Study — the first study exploring alternative therapy for liver di[...]

  20. Aug 25, 2017

    Mothers with history of pre-eclampsia may encounter cardiovascular challenges later in life

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A new study has found that a condition that threatens the lives of some pregnant women and the fetus may continue to put the mother at risk later in life. Mayo Clinic researchers found that women with a [...]

  21. Aug 1, 2017

    Discoverys Edge Transplanted Scientist Develops New Transplant Tool

  22. Jun 5, 2017

    1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose

    ROCHESTER, Minn.?? Almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on the new blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and often rapid heart rate, may not be rec[...]

  23. Apr 10, 2017

    Discoverys Edge Do frail individuals benefit from heart surgery?

  24. Dec 12, 2016

    Breathing easier for pulmonary hypertension patients

    It was two years ago, on Christmas Day 2014,?when Orlando, Florida resident Laura Floeckher, 47, was diagnosed with?pulmonary hypertension (PH), a?rare disorder of the lungs affecting about 30 in every one million people. [...]

  25. Dec 1, 2016

    Research says: Patients with cancer history experiencing severe heart attacks benefit from cardiac treatment

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? One in 10 patients who come to the hospital with the most severe type of heart attack have a history of cancer, showing that this is an emerging subgroup of heart patients, according to Mayo Clinic resea[...]

  26. Nov 29, 2016

    Mayo Clinic finds myocarditis caused by infection on rise globally

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer[...]

  27. Sep 29, 2016

    Team approach to valve-in-valve therapy: Innovations in treatment of bioprosthetic systemic AV valve dysfunction

    Mayo's structural heart team provides comprehensive care to patients who have previously undergone surgery to replace the mitral or tricuspid valve with a tissue bioprosthesis. Existing dysfunctional bioprosthetic valve[...]

  28. Aug 30, 2016

    Heart Brain Clinic: Team approach to stroke

    Patients with neurological symptoms that may be due to a cardiac etiology, such as atrial fibrillation or patent foramen ovale, benefit from a team approach to treatment management.

  29. May 24, 2016

    Marfan syndrome and related disorders

    Effective treatment has resulted in longer lives for patients with Marfan syndrome. Their care involves lifelong monitoring of cardiovascular health and management of noncardiovascular problems.

  30. May 24, 2016

    The Heart Brain Clinic: Optimal team-based coordinated care

    The Heart Brain Clinic provides multidisciplinary evaluations to patients with neurological symptoms that may be attributable to a cardiac etiology such as patent foramen ovale or atrial fibrillation.

  31. Apr 1, 2016

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: Hidden in plain sight

    The presentation of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) mimics other acute coronary events. At Mayo Clinic, patients with SCAD undergo comprehensive vascular imaging; 66 percent of this population has evidence[...]

  32. Apr 1, 2016

    Coronary artery calcium score: Are we doing too many or too few?

    Mayo clinicians who specialize in cardiovascular disease prevention believe that a coronary artery calcium score (CACS) can add valuable clinical information in selected patients.

  33. Jan 28, 2016

    Pediatric ventricular arrhythmia in a normal heart

    When a child presents with ventricular arrhythmia, specific causes warrant consideration and guide the subsequent work-up and treatment strategy.

  34. Nov 20, 2015

    Advancing single ventricle imaging for application of regenerative techniques in congenital heart disease

    Mayo specialists are developing better imaging strategies that can be used to quantify and predict ventricular dysfunction in patients with a single ventricle earlier in the disease course.

  35. Nov 20, 2015

    Prosthetic valve thrombosis: Time is critical

    Anticoagulant therapy with warfarin with a goal INR of 2 to 3 is effective in treating tissue valve thrombosis in most patients. Cardiac valve replacement and the risk of thrombosis are increasingly common in aging popu[...]

  36. Nov 20, 2015

    PCSK9 inhibition: A game changer in cholesterol management

    PCSK9 inhibitors fill a therapeutic niche for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia or patients with statin intolerance who are not able to achieve the desired LDL-C level with conventional treatments.

  37. May 20, 2015

    Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF): More than diastolic dysfunction

    Mayo Clinic studies test acute inhaled sodium nitrite compared with placebo in people who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and rate adaptive atrial pacing in people with HFpEF and chronotropic[...]

  38. Jan 27, 2015

    Arm ergometer provides alternative to conventional stress testing

    Arm ergometer exercise testing can be performed with the patient standing or seated and with or without oxygen consumption measurement. It is helpful for patients with paraplegia or symptoms that occur only during arm w[...]

  39. Jan 27, 2015

    Mayo Clinic announces Carcinoid Heart Disease Clinic

    Carcinoid heart disease affects more than half of patients with carcinoid tumors. A new multidisciplinary clinic provides individualized review of patients to determine the degree of cardiac valve involvement and the be[...]

  40. Nov 21, 2014

    Implantable loop recorders in patients with cryptogenic stroke

    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 wou[...]

  41. Nov 21, 2014

    Percutaneous therapy offers new option for treatment of mitral regurgitation

    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, wit[...]

  42. Nov 21, 2014

    Leadless pacing available for selected patients

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

  43. Oct 23, 2014

    Endovascular repair of complex aortic 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 complicatio[...]

  44. Jun 18, 2014

    Pregnancy complicated by maternal congenital cardiac disease

    Declining cases of rheumatic heart disease and improved survival of patients with congenital heart disease have resulted in congenital defects being the most common cause of maternal heart disease affecting pregnancy in[...]

  45. Jun 18, 2014

    Arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease

    Atrial and ventricular arrhythmias are a major cause of late morbidity and mortality in patients with congenital heart disease, whose care typically requires multimodality strategies involving anti-arrhythmic drugs, det[...]

  46. Apr 16, 2014

    Investigators identify mortality risk factors in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Investigators identify mortality risk factors in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — Kaplan-Meier analysis of 2,662 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy evaluated at Mayo Clinic indicates that predictors of [...]

  47. Apr 16, 2014

    Role of cardiac MRI in the assessment of cardiac amyloidosis

    Role of cardiac MRI in the assessment of cardiac amyloidosis — Although biopsy is still the gold standard of diagnosis for patients with suspected cardiac amyloidosis, noninvasive cardiac MRI offers superior abili[...]

  48. Feb 4, 2014

    Mayo Clinic leads multinational study establishing benefit of early surgical correction of mitral valve regurgitation

    Mitral valve surgery may increase long-term survival and decrease the risk of heart failure - Analysis of data from MIDA showed that mitral valve surgery performed promptly after diagnosis provided significant benefits [...]

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  54. New protocols allow for MRI in selected patients with pacemakers

    EFFORTLESS registry supports S-ICD efficacy and optimal lead configuration - Studies confirm the first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system approved for use in the U.S. is as effective as standard [...]

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  57. New Tool To Predict Myocarditis-Related Heart Failure in Men

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