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May 4th, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, CV, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Dr. Michael Ackerman, genetics, genomics, heart disease, Precision Medicine


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


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


May 7th, 2012

"Tent" Trials for Everest

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The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the tests […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, clinical trials, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, pulmonary edema, The North Face


May 7th, 2012

Altitude, Heart Patients and Lung Fluid

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The Mayo research team on Mt. Everest is preparing to trek out from base camp this week and one of the goals of their expedition has been to study how and why people, at extremely high altitudes, develop fluid buildup on their lungs. The same thing happens to patients with congestive heart failure. Researchers say […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 1st, 2012

Why We Are Here

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This is the first of a series of articles about the science, medical applications and mission of the Mayo Everest expedition From Amine Issa, Ph.D. The first thing most people think of when they hear you are headed to Mount Everest is “Top of the World” or “Summit”, and the first thing I have to […]

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Tags: altitude research, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic research, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology, pulmonary edema, sleep apnea


April 30th, 2012

Physical Challenges On Everest

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


April 25th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field 4-26-12

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Up early so I figured I’d use the Internet while it’s available.  As mentioned, yesterday was a day of testing the team.  Research sounds a little “glamorous” for  working in a lab or doing field work in sometimes exotic places.  In the picture below, while not part of […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology, research


April 25th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field 2 4-25-12

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Today was the last opportunity for extensive testing of the Mayo Clinic, The North Face and National Geographic team members before heading to basecamp.   Everyone rotated through skin fold, autonomic, cognitive and ultrasound testing during the morning hours. This afternoon, we’ll be taking a short hike to help acclimate […]

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Tags: altitude research, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic


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