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February 27, 2020

Evolution of cardiac regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

February is American Heart Month, a time to acknowledge advancements in a new generation of care. This year focus is placed on repairing damaged heart tissue and restoring heart function after a heart attack. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is leading research into cardiac regeneration. Accounting for nearly 20 million of all deaths, heart […]

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Tags: American Heart Month, Atta Behfar, biomedical research, cardiac regeneration, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, heart attack, heart disease, Michael Sabbah


August 13, 2019

Inspired to innovate: Detecting heart disease earlier with the help of artificial intelligence

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Nicole Sisk Artificial intelligence will play a key role in Mayo Clinic’s future and that of health care worldwide. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is combining artificial intelligence with standard tests to improve patient care. Each year at Mayo Clinic, 250,000 patients have an electrocardiogram, or ECG. It’s a common, inexpensive test designed to […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, heart disease, Itzhak Attia, LaPrincess Brewer, Paul Friedman, Peter Noseworthy, Sharonne Hayes


May 29, 2019

Sudden Cardiac Death: Defining the Risk for Surviving Relatives

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Barbara Toman A young person’s sudden death from cardiac arrest is doubly devastating. Just when family members are mourning the unexpected loss, they might also be wondering if tArhe cause was inherited heart disease — and if they too are at risk. Often there’s no easy answer. Unlike certain cancers with strong links […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetics, heart disease, Joseph Maleszewski, sudden cardiac arrest


April 17, 2018

Plasma ceramides-A promising new diagnostic tool for cardiology

By Gina Chiri-Osmond Gina Chiri-Osmond

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the primary measure of atherosclerotic risk and thus a therapeutic target in clinical practice. The focus on LDL cholesterol and its control by diet, lifestyle, and pharmaceuticals has contributed to a significant and sustained reduction in blood concentrations of total and LDL cholesterol among U.S. adults since 1988. Despite population-wide […]

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Tags: basic science, cardiology, heart disease, Jeffrey Meeusen, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


December 12, 2017

What in the world is an extracellular vesicle? Find out this and more from Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Not an extraterrestrial spaceship, but something equally fascinating—extracellular vesicles are biological nanoparticles secreted by all cells. Extracellular vesicles contain biomolecules, such as RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, which play an important role in cell communication. Extracellular vesicles are just part of what you can learn about on the newest Mayo Clinic research websites. And as you read, we […]

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Tags: genetics, genomics, heart disease, Joy Wolfram, nanomedicine


May 4, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, heart disease, Iftikhar Kullo, John Guidicessi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Ackerman, precision medicine


February 2, 2017

A golden age for pediatric cardiology

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology is on a roll, according to Division Chair Frank Cetta, M.D. “In the last two decades, we’ve really burst onto the scene,” he says. “We’re engaged in exciting research  not found elsewhere, and we offer the full spectrum of cardiac care — from fetal diagnosis through specialized treatment for […]

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Tags: cardiology, clinical trials, David Driscoll, Frank Cetta, heart disease, heart transplant, Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric cardiology, pediatric transplant, regenerative medicine, Richard Bram


January 19, 2015

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Understanding the Connection

By bobnellis 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


February 28, 2014

The Connection Between Teeth and Heart Surgery

By bobnellis 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: cardiology, heart disease


July 10, 2013

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

By Mystery User

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: cardiology, heart disease, National Institutes of Health, NIH


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