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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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Mayo Clinic-led Study: Two Drugs do not Improve Kidney Function in Acute Heart Failure Patients

Low-dose dopamine or low-dose nesiritide tested in hospitalized heart failure patients DALLAS — Two drugs tested in a larger trial did not improve kidney function in acute heart failure patients, contrary to results of smaller studies. The results were presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas and simultaneously published [...]

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Early Surgery Better Than Watchful Waiting for Patients with Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 8, 2013 — Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it [...]

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Common Erectile Dysfunction Drug Not Helpful for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO — A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, doesn't help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a condition in which the heart's lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax and fill fully between beats. That is the finding of the RELAX study, presented today at [...]

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Bone Marrow Stem Cells Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

CHICAGO — A research network led by a Mayo Clinic physician found that stem cells derived from heart failure patients' own bone marrow and injected into their hearts improved the function of the left ventricle, the heart's pumping chamber. Researchers also found that certain types of the stem cells were [...]

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Two Drugs Do Not Improve Kidney Function in Acute Heart Failure Patients

Contrary to results of smaller studies, two drugs tested in a larger trial did not improve kidney function in acute heart failure patients. Lead author and Mayo Clinic cardiologist Horng Chen, M.B., B.Ch., says, “Kidney-enhancing therapies in acute heart failure continue to elude us. In the past five years, all the major acute heart failure therapeutic clinical trials have [...]

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Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the potential benefits to the kidneys. The findings appear in the current Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

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New Cardio Monitor

25 billion dollars. That's how much money is spent every year in the U.S. on patients with heart failure. Much of that money is used on hospital visits. Clinicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic are hoping to change that. They're testing a new device that can monitor patients at home [...]

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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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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Can Lead to Heart Failure (pkg)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics are alarming. More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity can increase your risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack.  It can also increase your risk of a condition called obesity hypoventilation syndrome [...]

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‘Smart’ Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients (pkg)

First-in-humans study introduces next generation cell therapy Translating a Mayo Clinic stem-cell discovery, an international team has demonstrated that therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or “smart” stem cells can improve heart health for people suffering from heart failure. This is the first application in patients of lineage-guided stem cells for targeted [...]

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Common Erectile Dysfunction Drug Not Helpful for Heart Failure Patients

It turns out that a commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, does not help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. That's a condition in which the heart’s lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax enough to fill fully between beats. That's the finding of the RELAX study [...]

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Extraordinary Illustrations Describing The Physiological Affects Of Altitude - Mt. Everest

  These detailed illustrations are important visuals when describing the physiological affects of altitude.   They are available for download - right click on each and 'save as'.  You can follow Advancing the Science for interactive information and updates about the Mt. Everest expedition and ongoing research.                                                                Heart Failure:                        Physiology at [...]

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'Tent' Testing For Mt. Everest (pkg.)

The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory, they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the [...]

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