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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
February 2014
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Patient Care

Specialists offer a stepwise approach to management of cardiovascular device infection

The incidence of infection developed as a complication of cardiovascular device therapy has increased steadily across the U.S. At Mayo, virtually all device leads in place for less than five years have been completely removed successfully.

Mayo specialists implant more than 220 long-term, continuous-flow LVADs

The majority of patients at Mayo Clinic receive left ventricular assist devices as a destination therapy, rather than a bridge to transplant, yet outcomes often parallel or exceed those reported for bridge-to-transplant patients in clinical trials.


Mitral valve surgery may increase long-term survival and decrease the risk of heart failure
Analysis of data from MIDA showed that mitral valve surgery performed promptly following diagnosis provided significant benefits over watchful waiting once patients had severe regurgitation as documented by the identification of a flail leaflet.

See all Heart, Lung and Blood Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Heart Failure Management for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Primary Care Providers
March 20-22, 2014, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
This program is designed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and primary care providers dealing with heart failure on a regular basis. It highlights basic disease etiology, treatment and management methods and highlights current guidelines.

Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers
April 4-6, 2014, in Boston
Echo Revolution provides a practical review of the current uses and limitations of 2-D echocardiography, Doppler and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial and valvular disease.

Case Studies from the Heart of Manhattan: A Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Update
April 10-12, 2014, in New York
The course provides cardiologists, internal medicine subspecialists and primary care providers with clinically relevant information regarding heart failure, arrhythmias, and structural, ischemic, congential and vascular heart disease.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuous Professional Development courses

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New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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