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Surprising Trends in Cause of Long-Term Death for Heart Patients

Surprising Trends in Cause of Long-Term Death for Heart Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 6, 2014 — More people who have known coronary heart disease die from other causes — such as cancer, and lung and neurological diseases — than heart disease, compared with 20 years ago, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online Feb. 10 in Circulation, an [...]

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Mayo Clinic Begins to Unravel Rare Heart Condition that Strikes Young, Healthy Women

Mayo Clinic Begins to Unravel Rare Heart Condition that Strikes Young, Healthy Women

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 16, 2012.  Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a tear of the layers of the artery wall that can block normal blood flow into and around the heart, is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition. It often strikes young, otherwise healthy people — mostly women — [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Coronary Stents Not Harmful to Patients with History of Metal Allergy

Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Coronary Stents Not Harmful to Patients with History of Metal Allergy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cardiologists have long grappled with how to best manage patients with coronary artery disease who report skin hypersensitivity to nickel or other metal components found in stents — small tubes placed in narrowed or weakened arteries to help improve blood flow to the heart. But new Mayo [...]

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Angioplasty Study

Results of a Mayo Clinic study show the incidence of stroke or mini-stroke related to a coronary angioplasty remained steady over a 15-year period. Researchers say this is good news because physicians now are performing the artery-opening procedure on older patients who are sicker and need more complicated treatment. The [...]

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