Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century

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Dr. Arthur Menezes from the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Center in New Orleans, LA, examines the risk factors of atrial fibrillation in an article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, most notably involving metabolic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol consumption, extreme exercise, increased vitamin D, and possibly Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d8qsnfm

Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Obesity Paradox in Patients With Heart Failure

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which shows a comparable outcome between patients with Heart Failure as was seen in previous studies of patients with coronary heart disease in regard to the Obesity...

Asthma and Proinflammatory Conditions: A Population-Based Retrospective Matched Cohort Study.

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Dr. Young Juhn, Faculty Member in Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Asthma Epidemiology Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article intended for inclusion in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where contrary to their hypothesis, he notes an increased risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes in association with a diagnosis of asthma. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00733-1/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic...

Potential Adverse Cardiovascular Effects from Excessive Endurance Exercise

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Dr. James O’Keefe, Clinical Cardiologist from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, describes the risks and benefits of extreme endurance exercise, emphasizing the importance of moderation. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00473-9/fulltext

The Obesity Paradox, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Coronary Heart Disease

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, a cardiologist from Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, discusses an article appearing in the May 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides further evidence for the validation of the obesity paradox. Previous study results may be misleading if fitnessof the patient is not also considered.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00266-2/fulltext

Body Composition and Coronary Heart Disease - An Obesity or Lean Paradox?

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of body composition and coronary heart disease mortality. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3to6x5q .