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...

Novel Biomarkers Combo for Heart Failure Risk Stratification vs Conventional Assessment

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Dr. Antoni Bayes-Genis, a cardiologist from Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he reports of a more accurate biomarker combination for predicting heart failure. Available at: http://tiny.cc/p4pcqw

: Association of TNFSF8 Polymorphisms With Peripheral Neutrophil Count

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Dr. Adelaide Arruda-Olson, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Diseases Research Division at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that establishes a relationship between two genetic polymorphisms and the nutrophil count in patients who have experienced a heart attack. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/11/1075.abstract .

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 .

European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: Bill Abraham & Frank Ruschitzka

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Bill Abraham in conversation with Frank Ruschitzka:
Ischemic Heart Failure Trial

European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: Bill Abraham & Joe Holzmeister

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Bill Abraham in conversation with Joe Holzmeister:
Monitoring heart failure: Implantable devices

Medication Adherence Among Community-Dwelling Patients With Heart Failure

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Dr. Shannon Dunlay, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the April 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on medication adherence of patients in the community who have heart failure, available at: http://tinyurl.com/4q6hz23

Heart Failure II ESC Guidelines Update

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Karl Swedberg in conversation with Frank Ruschitzka: Heart Failure II ESC Guidelines Update

Calcium Channels

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Dr. Catterall describes autoinhibitory control of cardiac L-type cardiac calcium channels by protein
phosphorylation and macromolecular signaling as well as regulation of P/Q type calcium currents in
neurons. His research suggests novel targets for drugs affecting cardiovascular or central nervous
systems.