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January 19th, 2015

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Understanding the Connection

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That’s when researchers at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: cardiology, Discovery's Edge, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis


February 28th, 2014

The Connection Between Teeth and Heart Surgery

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

We want to pass on some published Mayo Clinic research as reflected in the media this week. This one, from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery is especially interesting and useful to both physicians and patients alike. HealthDay, Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks by Randy Dotinga…In a small, retrospective study, Mayo Clinic researchers found […]

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Tags: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, cardiology, heart disease, heart surgery, teeth, thoracic reearch


November 6th, 2013

Regenerating Heart Tissue Through Stem Cell Therapy

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From the pages of Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge — Two years after a heart attack left him too exhausted to even tend his garden, Miroslav Dlacic is now able to walk again without becoming worn out.  An international team of Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers, led by André Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Regnerative Medicine, Discovery's Edge, Dr. Andre Terzic, heart regeneration, regenerative medicine, stem cells


July 10th, 2013

How Fast Can You Do Research? Mayo Responds to the NIH Challenge

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Mayo Clinic is among the handful of centers launching one-year fast-track studies of existing drugs to determine their value for other conditions. In Mayo’s case, Jordan Miller, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher in the Departments of Surgery and Physiology, and two colleagues were awarded the grant to study the drug from pre-clinical tests through the […]

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Tags: aortic valve, cardiology, heart disease, heart research, Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, NIH, stenosis


July 9th, 2013

What Docs Are Saying About Our Docs

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Trials and Fibrillations is a blog on the Heart.org, by Kentucky physician John Mandrola.  He happens to be an electrophysiologist, thus the blog title. We wanted to offer up here one of his recent posts — for reasons very apparent you’ll if you read it — in which he outlines his recent experience at a […]

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Tags: cardiology, John Mandrola, Long QT syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Michael Ackerman, the heart.com, Trials and Fibrillations


April 10th, 2013

A First: Mayo Clinic and Collaborators Heal Human Heart From Within

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Using patients’ own cells, Mayo researchers used a special cocktail of proteins to train them to become heart-like  and successfully introduced them to the individuals’ cardiac tissue that had been damaged by disabling heart attacks. All participants in this Phase II trial improved, both in the pumping ability of their hearts and in their ability […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Regenerative Medicine, heart attack, heart failure, heart repair, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cells


October 17th, 2012

Czech Clinical Research Center opens on Mayo model

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  This week they cut the ribbon on what will become the first Euro-wide clinical research center. Located in Brno, the second largest Czech city, the International Clinical Research Center or ICRC will conduct clinical studies with physician-researchers throughout Europe. Conceived by Tomas Kara, M.D., Ph.D. of St. Anne’s Hospital in Brno and Virend Somers, […]

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Tags: cardiac research, cardiology, clinical research, Czech Republic, European Union, International medicine, Mayo Clinic


March 17th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

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Mayo Clinic will be sending five scientists to monitor a team of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring. The goal is to learn more about the physiology of humans at high altitude in order to help patients with heart conditions and other ailments. Mayo’s team is headed by Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., a veteran […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, cardiology, Mayo, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic research, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, remote monitoring


October 4th, 2010

Mayo Researcher Wins NIH Innovator Award

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Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the winners of the Director’s Innovation Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award – given to young researchers who are trying new ideas and approaches — brings with it a maximum of $1.5 million over five years. Yet, it’s not all about the money. It also […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, Innovation, NIH, regenerative medicine, research awards, stem cells


January 20th, 2010

The Argentine Study Concludes

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Update: 2-14-10 — “Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Johnson and his team for taking Mayo Clinic research to new heights – under the extreme conditions atop the tallest peak in the hemisphere. The data collected will advance our understanding of human physiology.” — John Noseworthy, M.D., President & CEO, Mayo Clinic Update: 2/12/10 – Mayo researchers […]

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Tags: Argentina, cardiology, Diane Van Deren, physiology, research


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