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We're Chatting About Heart Health

Join @mayoclinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease  Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and [...]

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Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds   Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery.  [...]

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Women and Heart Attacks

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all women are unaware of this fact. Founder of the Women's Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D., says, "While there’s been a steady decline [...]

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What Causes Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It can be the cause behind a racing heart.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we learn about inappropriate sinus tachycardia from Mayo Clinic Dr. Stephen Hammill. To listen, click the link below. What Causes Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

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TUESDAY Q & A: Self-Care Steps Can Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? Answer: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various factors can play into this, including stress, travel, [...]

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Stress Tests

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Ray Gibbons addresses the role of stress tests for heart related problems. To listen, click the link below. Stress Tests

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Infective Endocarditis

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. H. R. Vikram describes infective endocarditis. To listen, click the link below. What is Infective Endocarditis

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Tetralogy of Fallot

Dr. Harold Burkhart, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot and its treatment options. Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four ("tetra") abnormalities of the heart.

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Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

Rakesh Suri, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses mitral valve prolapse and its available treatments, including robot-assisted mitral valve repair.

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Atrial Septal Defect

Harold Burkhart, M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic, describes the congenital heart condition atrial septal defect (ASD) and discusses treatment options for children and adults.

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Heart Surgery Healing Enhancement Program

Mayo Clinic's Sue Cutshall, RN, CNS, discusses how the Healing Enhancement Program at Mayo Clinic helps ease patients' recovery in the hospital. She notes that patients use alternative and integrative therapies like massage in their daily lives, so it makes sense to offer these treatments to patients in hospital.

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Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgeon Thoralf M. Sundt, M.D. discusses ascending aortic aneurysm causes, diagnoses and treatment options. An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of the aorta, the body's largest arterial trunk, which carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body. [...]

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Septal Myectomy and Apical Myectomy

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, a cardiovascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., discusses septal and apical myectomies as a treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the abnormal thickening of the heart muscle. This thickening interferes with the heart's functions by reducing blood flow into and out of the heart [...]

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Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgeon Kevin Greason, M.D., discusses thoracic aortic aneurysms. Topics include an overview, diagnosis and treatment options, including endovascular repair of the condition.

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Saved From Transplant

Fifty years ago, many children born with congenital heart defects did not make it to adulthood. The medical expertise just wasn't available. Today things are different, and many of these children live long, full lives. But the man you're about to meet beat the odds. He was born with a [...]

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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for Lifetime Use

Right now there are close to 5 million people in America dealing with heart failure. Many of these people would benefit from a heart transplant, but because most of them are over age 65, they're often not eligible for that life-saving operation. Now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are studying [...]

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Human Factors in Surgery

Fifty years ago, doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., opened the doors to modern open heart surgery using the heart-lung machine. Back then you had about a 50-50 chance of making it off the table. Now you can be 98 percent certain that you'll survive. But for today's [...]

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Healthy Heart Numbers

In our culture numbers are everywhere. Phone numbers, bank numbers, license numbers, the clock on the wall. Everyday we remember and use many of these numbers over and over again. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say most of us don't know or even think about the most important numbers: [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studies Shed Light on Dangerous Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease

Early menopause is risk factor, research presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting shows People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease. Mayo Clinic studies being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting are shedding new light on this connection. Who is in [...]

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Cost of Robotic or Conventional Open-Chest Mitral Valve Repair Surgery Is Similar

The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery is similar whether performed through small port incisions using robotic equipment or via the conventional open-chest method. A Mayo Clinic study of 370 patients found the decrease in cost over time was associated with systems innovation efforts designed to decrease the economic footprint [...]

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