Items tagged as "cardiovascular"
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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. [...]Created by Sharon Theimer
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 [...]Created by Dennis Douda
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 TachycardiaCreated by Admin
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, [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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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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. [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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: [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks