August 2019

Patient Care

Cone repair restores tricuspid valve function
Mayo Clinic heart surgeons pioneered the cone reconstruction technique to correct Ebstein anomaly. Outcome data shows the technique is safe, durable and effective.

Pulmonary valve regurgitation common in adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
Mayo Clinic cardiologists determined pulmonary valve replacement was the appropriate treatment for a 32-year-old, asymptomatic patient with a history of tetralogy of Fallot and severe pulmonary regurgitation.
 

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Research

Study finds cardiovascular event rates similar for patients receiving generic and brand-name levothyroxine therapy
A Mayo Clinic study's outcomes may have broad implications for treatment of patients with predominantly benign thyroid disease and newly treated hypothyroidism.

Apixaban easier to use than traditional blood thinners, has fewer side effects
Mayo Clinic research supports that the oral drug apixaban can be used to treat blood clots in patients undergoing cancer therapy safely and effectively.

Bleeding and clotting disorders
This virtual lecture from Mayo Clinic Laboratories discusses bleeding and clotting disorders, with a focus on molecular testing.

See all Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Education

21st Annual Internal Medicine Review for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants & Primary Care Physicians
Sept. 11-13, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
This course explores clinically oriented, evidence-based practice recommendations in cardiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, behavorial medicine, preventive medicine, women's health, gastroenterology and vascular medicine.


Advanced Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Management: Case-Based Approach
Sept. 26-28, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
Focus on the diagnosis and management of device-related subjects encountered in clinical practice for cardiac rhythm management. Topics include updates on indications, procedure lab techniques, and new technologies and practice trends.


Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT and MRI
Oct. 23-26, 2019, in Napa, Calif.
This course updates clinicians and advanced sonographers on the application of cardiac CT, MRI, and thoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiography to clinical decision-making for the management of patients with valvular heart disease.


​​​​See all Cardiovascular Medicine CME courses

 

In the Video Center


Recognizing left bundle branch block and when it matters
Mayo Clinic electrophysiologists discuss left bundle branch block correction and the future of cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Robotic approach to mitral valve repair: Mayo Clinic experience
In this Grand Rounds presentation, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon discusses the robotic approach to repair of mitral valve regurgitation related to leaflet prolapse (degenerative mitral valve disease).

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