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Mayo Research Shows Cardiac Rehab Patients Who Use Smartphone App Recover Better

American College of Cardiology Washington — March 29, 2014 — Patients who attended cardiac rehabilitation and used a smartphone-based app to record daily measurements such as weight and blood pressure had greater improvements in those cardiovascular risk factors; they also were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within [...]

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Atrial Fibrillation Won't Cause Heart Attack but Can Lead to Other Serious Complications

Atrial Fibrillation Won't Cause Heart Attack but Can Lead to Other Serious Complications January 14, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: I suffer from atrial fibrillation. Are my chances of getting a heart attack higher? Answer: Your risk of a heart attack is not increased due to atrial fibrillation, a rapid and [...]

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Seeing Inside the Heart with MRI (pkg)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows physicians to look inside the heart while it's beating. They can locate the damage done by a heart attack, study the tissue characteristics and identify infection. Vivien Williams reports that Mayo Clinic physicians are tailoring treatment with MRI to keep people healthier longer. [TRT 1:17] (Previously aired on MCNN Feb. [...]

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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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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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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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Heart Disease: The No. 1 Killer of Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60,000 more women than men die each year from coronary artery disease. Increasing awareness of heart issues in women is the first step toward reducing the death rate from this largely preventable killer. Understanding risks, prevention and symptoms are all integral to [...]

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Estudio de Mayo descubre tendencias sorprendentes en causa de muerte a largo plazo, después de la intervención coronaria percutánea

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 10 de febrero de 2014 — Más personas con cardiopatía coronaria conocida mueren debido a otras causas, como cáncer o enfermedades pulmonares y neurológicas, que por la enfermedad cardíaca, en comparación con lo que ocurría hace 20 años, dice un estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado electrónicamente hoy [...]

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SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) Studies at Mayo Clinic

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition that seems to affect more women than men. The coronary arteries consist of three layers, and dissection occurs when two of these layers separate, enabling blood to flow into the space between the layers. As the blood [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expert Says Heart Risks From Unnecessarily Treating "Low T" Serious Concern

"Anytime a physician prescribes a medication, there are going to be some risks associated with that medication," says William Young, Jr., M.D., the chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Young says advertising for testosterone medications to treat so-called low T, particularly during televised sporting events, is prompting men to seek out prescriptions [...]

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Tratamiento de emergencia tarda más en víctimas de ataque cardíaco que llegan al hospital fuera de horas laborales

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 21 de enero de 2014 — Más personas fallecen y lleva más tiempo el tratamiento de emergencia en el hospital de las víctimas de un ataque cardíaco que llegan al hospital fuera de horas laborales (noches y fines de semana), comparado con los pacientes que llegan durante [...]

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Emergency Treatment Longer for Heart Attack Victims Arriving at Hospital During Off-Hours

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 21, 2014 — More people die and emergency hospital treatment takes longer for heart attack victims who arrive at the hospital during off-hours (nights and weekends), compared with patients who arrive during regular daily hours, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online in the British [...]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Heart Attacks and Stroke

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can bring unexpected medical concerns, including increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Several studies have shown that the incidence of heart attack and stroke increase in December and January, particularly on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To minimize the risk of an [...]

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Mayo Clinic Restores Disrupted Heartbeat with Regenerative Intervention

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 3, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to resynchronize cardiac motion following a heart attack using stem cells. Scientists implanted engineered stem cells, also known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, into damaged regions of mouse hearts following a heart attack. This regenerative approach successfully targeted the origin of abnormal cardiac motion, [...]

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Caring for Your Holiday Heart (pkg)

Cookies, candy, eggnog ... these are some the favorite goodies we can’t seem to resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some serious problems. Mayo Clinic physicians say it's actually common for hospital admissions to increase during the holidays, especially for [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study to Examine Use of Snake-Venom Peptide for Heart Attack Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Mayo Clinic's Cardiorenal Research Laboratory to conduct a highly innovative research project, "Cardiovascular Peptides and Myocardial Infarction." The research will seek to further [...]

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Heart Attack Symptoms

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we learn more about heart attack symptoms. To listen, click the link below. Heart Attack Symptoms

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Iron and Heart Attacks

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Birgit Kantor outlines the findings of a recent study that looked at a connection between iron and heart attacks. To listen, click the link below. Iron and Heart Attacks

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