Mayo Clinic, Children’s Minnesota announce cardiovascular collaboration

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota are expanding on their existing collaboration of providing cardiovascular surgical care to children with congenital heart disease to now offer cardiology care. The collaboration, referred to as the Mayo Clinic-Children’s Minnesota Cardiovascular Collaborative, began in January, building on each organization’s shared culture and passion for children, as […]

Mayo Clinic research discovers how stem cells repair damage from heart attacks

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after a heart attack. Stem cells restored cardiac muscle back to its condition before the heart attack, in turn providing a blueprint of how stem cells may work. The study, published in NPJ Regenerative Medicine, finds that human cardiopoietic cells zero in […]

Common early sign of cardiovascular disease also may indicate cancer risk, study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, finds that microvascular […]

Chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, Mayo Clinic study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4% of U.S. adults 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The retrospective review of 1,981 patients who were treated for chronic kidney disease at Mayo Clinic between […]

Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. The study examines the association of pet ownership — specifically dog ownership — with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. The results […]

El mejor amigo del corazón: tener un perro se relaciona con mejor salud cardiovascular

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Tener una mascota puede ayudar a conservar la salud cardíaca, especialmente cuando esa mascota es un perro, dice el primer análisis de datos del estudio Kardiozive Brno 2030. El estudio examina la relación entre tener una mascota —específicamente, un perro— y los factores de riesgo para enfermedades cardiovasculares y la salud cardiovascular misma. […]

Too much of a good thing can be dangerous, finds researchers investigating hypoglycemia

ROCHESTER, Minn. — For people with diabetes, taking medications and monitoring their blood sugar is part of the rhythm of their daily lives. However, according to new research from Mayo Clinic, more than 2.3 million adult patients in the U.S. are likely treated too intensively. This has caused thousands of potentially preventable emergency department visits […]

Stem cell therapy furthers research for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― A phase I clinical trial is the first research monitored by the Food and Drug Administration that demonstrates the potential of regenerative therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) through collecting, processing and injecting an infant’s own stem cells directly into the heart at the time of surgery. A paper detailing the […]

Estudio descubrió resultados cardiovasculares similares entre fármacos genéricos y comerciales para hipotiroidismo

JACKSONVILLE, Florida: Un nuevo estudio dirigido por los investigadores de Mayo Clinic puede tener amplias consecuencias en el tratamiento de los pacientes con enfermedades predominantemente benignas de la tiroides e hipotiroidismo de nueva aparición. El estudio, a publicarse en la edición del mes de julio de Mayo Clinic Proceedings, analizó si la terapia con levotiroxina […]

Study finds similar cardiovascular outcomes for generic, brand-name drugs for hypothyroidism

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers may have broad implications for treatment of patients with predominantly benign thyroid disease and newly treated hypothyroidism. The study, to be published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings in July, looked at whether generic and brand-name levothyroxine therapy affected hospitalization for cardiovascular events for those patients who […]

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