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April 17, 2018

Plasma ceramides-A promising new diagnostic tool for cardiology

By gmchiri gmchiri

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 elizabethzimmermann

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 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: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetics, genomics, heart disease, precision medicine


February 2, 2017

A golden age for pediatric cardiology

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

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

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


May 7, 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, Mount Everest, National Geographic, pulmonary edema, The North Face


May 7, 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, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 1, 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, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology, pulmonary edema


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