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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

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

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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