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June 2016

Patient Care

Marfan Syndrome and Thoracic Aorta Clinic provides effective treatment for previously fatal disease
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.

Self-expanding plug repairs leaks following heart valve surgery
Percutaneous paravalvular closure offers a less invasive option for patients who develop a post-surgical leak. A small, self-expanding metal-mesh plug is secured to stop the leak and the body grows around the plug. The procedure doesn't involve reopening the chest.

Heart Brain Clinic addresses complex clinical issues
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.


Mobile app improves health outcomes for patients in cardiac rehabilitation
Study participants who used specially designed health tools on their smartphones and via a web-based portal lost four times as much weight compared with those undergoing 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation alone.

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

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Cardiovascular Diseases launches new Continuing Medical Education website
Designed for physicians and providers seeking continuing education credits, this website features easy navigation and filtering options, plus the ability to purchase an electronic or DVD offering and a live conference in the same transaction.

Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail
July 18-21, 2016, in Vail, Colo.
Review echocardiography, cardiac CT and MRI for a variety of cardiovascular disorders and their incremental value in clinical cardiology. The symposium emphasizes the introduction of new technologies and how to use imaging information, plus the role of 2-D and 3-D echocardiography in guiding interventional therapies.

Electrophysiology Review for Boards and Recertification
Aug. 12-15, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
This course reviews the full spectrum of electrophysiology practice, ranging from basic arrhythmia mechanisms and pharmacology to catheter diagnosis and therapy and device-based treatments. Special sessions review maneuvers for arrhythmia diagnosis in the electrophysiology laboratory and ablation of atrial fibrillation.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuing Medical Education courses


In the Video Center

Reoperative Cardiac Surgery: When One Operation is Just Not Enough
Cardiac surgery isn't always a one-time event. Recurring lesions may develop, valves wear out, and patients develop comorbidities as they age. Specialists discuss planning for re-operations that offer patients the lowest possible risk and greatest possible benefit.

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

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