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Women Urged to Take Charge for Better Heart Health

When it comes to heart disease, men and women are not created equal, says the founder of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D. "Women have more risk factors and they have different risk factors," says Dr. Hayes. "Some of those are autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid [...]

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February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to focus on the importance of heart disease prevention. On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. CT, heart specialists Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., and Rekha Mankad, M.D., will join us to discuss unrecognized dangers of heart disease. Some might think heart disease is a more serious problem for men, but it's [...]

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Progresso Kicks Off The Heart Project in Support Of Mayo Clinic During Heart Health Month

What’s your heart health IQ? Learn the facts and share the signs MINNEAPOLIS — Feb. 5, 2014 — Heart disease affects all of us, either directly or indirectly. It is the leading cause of death in the United States. In an effort to make a positive difference in women’s heart [...]

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People of Normal Weight With Belly Fat at Highest Death Risk, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 27, 2012.  People who are of normal weight but have fat concentrated in their bellies have a higher death risk than those who are obese, according to Mayo Clinic research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich. Those studied who had a [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Standard Heart Disease Risk Tools Underrate Danger in Rheumatoid Arthritis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 21, 2012.  Heart disease risk assessment tools commonly used by physicians often underestimate the cardiovascular disease danger faced by rheumatoid arthritis patients, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Inflammation plays a key role in putting those with rheumatoid arthritis in greater jeopardy for heart disease, yet [...]

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DBS for Psychiatric Disorders

Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourettes syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers around the world, according to a review in the June 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Deep brain stimulation has long been seen [...]

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Small Left Heart Syndrome

Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is supposed to be a time of wonder and joy. But the couple you're about to meet had a very different experience. Their baby girl was born with a severe congenital heart defect that required immediate surgery. Only after life-saving surgery at [...]

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Adult Heart Defects

Fifty years ago many babies born with congenital heart defects were not expected to live into adulthood. But thanks to advances in medicine, most of these babies can now expect to live long, full lives. That's great news, but the problem is they sometimes don't get the medical care they [...]

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Heart Disease in Women

For decades, heart disease was considered a man's disease. But what many people don't realize is that each year heart disease kills more women than men. And because of this misperception, women with heart issues sometimes don't get the diagnoses or care they need. Let's go to Mayo Clinic [...]

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Heart Failure

Every year nearly half a million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure. It's a condition that results in your heart not being able to pump blood efficiently. Most cases are caused by coronary artery disease or years of high blood pressure. But the woman you're about to meet had [...]

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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 many of us don't know or even think about the most important numbers: our heart health numbers.  Gerald Fletcher, [...]

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Dr. Rekha Mankad on Heart Disease

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Rekha Mankad on heart disease. Medical Edge Weekend 2-12-11

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TUESDAY Q & A: Different factors to consider before resuming sexual activity after heart attack

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long after a heart attack do I need to wait to resume sexual activity? ANSWER: For men and women with cardiovascular disease — no matter how young or old — sexual activity is important to quality of life. But after a heart attack, it’s not uncommon to lose [...]

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Heart Disease Underestimated Danger In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of early death than the average person and cardiovascular disease is one of the contrbuuting reasons. A Mayo Clinic study shows that heart disease risk assessment tools physicians use often underestimate the dangers. Inflammation plays a key role in putting those with rheumatoid arthritis in greater [...]

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