October 30th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Cardio3 BioSciences Awarded Preferred Access Rights to Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Portfolio

By Jennifer O'Hara

cardiobioscience_jpegMayo Clinic has reached an agreement to grant preferred access to technologies developed in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, as well as select other Mayo technologies, to Cardio3 BioSciences.

Founded in 2007 and based in Belgium, Cardio3 BioSciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on regenerative and protective therapies for cardiovascular diseases.

The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, led by Dr. Andre Terzic, is designed to discover, translate and apply regenerative technologies across medical and surgical specialties.

This new agreement expands a long-standing collaboration between Mayo and Cardio3, which has already led to the development of C-Cure®, Cardio3 BioSciences' product candidate now in Phase III. C-Cure® is a cell therapy based on the discovery of the cardiopoiesis platform by Dr. Terzic’s team at Mayo.

Cardio3 BioSciences will be a presenter at Mayo Clinic’s Cardiac Innovation Summit, being held November 5-6, 2014 in Rochester.

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October 28th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Test Your Knowledge Tuesday #24

By Jennifer O'Hara

We test your knowledge weekly with multiple choice questions written by Mayo Clinic faculty. Today, Dr. Steve Ommen offers a question on cardiomyopathy.

Question:

48-year-old male patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( HCM ) received a defibrillator after experiencing an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. His maximum wall thickness is 25 mm and he has dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with a peak gradient of 64 mmHg at rest. He is active and asymptomatic.

What should you advise regarding screening of his relatives?

A.  All adult first degree relatives should have an echocardiogram once after age 25 to exclude HCM

B.  Echocardiography is recommended every two years in all first degree relatives

C.  First degree relatives engaged in competitive athletics should be screened annually

D.  A normal electrocardiogram is sufficient to exclude HCM in family members

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October 23rd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Upcoming CV CME Courses

By Jennifer O'Hara

It’s not too late to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits yet this year. Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Diseases CME has three course offerings in November and December of 2014.

Coronary Artery Disease: Case Based Learning
Nov. 21-23 — Las Vegas, Nev.

Echo on Marco Island: Case Based Approach
Dec. 4-7 — Marco Island, Fla.

The Heart Beat of Cardiology
Dec. 11-13 — Chicago, Ill.

Cancun

As you plan ahead for time away, the beginning of 2015 offers Mayo Clinic CV CME courses in warm weather locales including Miami, Hawaii and Cancun, Mexico, as well as other vacation destinations like Vail, Colo. and Snowbird, Utah.  See the links below for more information about each CV CME course.

 

 

Cardiology Update at South Beach: A Focus on Prevention
Jan. 7-10, 2015

Hawaii Heart 2015
Jan. 26-30, 2015

Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update
Feb. 2-6, 2015

Cardiovascular Conference at Snowbird
Feb. 13-16, 2015

Cardiology at Cancun: Topics in Clinical Cardiology
Feb. 23-27, 2015

Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography
March 9-12, 2015

Heart Failure and Management for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Primary Care Providers
March 19-21, 2015

For a complete list of courses, visit our CV CME course calendar.

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October 21st, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Test Your Knowledge Tuesday #23

By Jennifer O'Hara

We continue our weekly series testing your CV knowledge. Today, Dr. John Bresnahan offers a case study covering mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction.

Question:

A 76-year-old woman is admitted to your service with an acute inferior myocardial infarction. In addition to chest pain, she complains of shortness of breath. On examination, her blood pressure is 96/50, pulse is 94 and she has an elevated jugular venous pressure to the angle of her jaw in the supine position with the head of bed elevation at 30 degrees. Her lungs are clear and her heart sounds demonstrate normal first and second heart sounds with a soft S3 at the left lower sternal border. No murmurs are noted.

Which of the following drugs would be the most appropriate at this time in the management of this patient?

A. IV furosemide
B. IV phenylephrine
C. Bilevel positive airway pressure
D. Inhaled nitric oxide
E. One liter of IV saline

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October 16th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Satellite Educational Symposia at AHA

By Jennifer O'Hara

Mayo Clinic will be hosting three free educational symposia this year at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago, Nov. 15-19. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ are available for these activities. Registration is available onsite only.

Preventive Cardiology - Trendy Topics in Preventive Cardiology — Saturday, Nov. 15 1:55-4 p.m.

Faculty will discuss topics that are applicable in daily practice.  The talks will be case based and provide practical take-home messages for practitioners.

Genetics and Genomics in Cardiovascular Disease: An Update — Sunday, Nov. 16 7-9 p.m.
Session will explore the important role of genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the heart and major blood vessels. Complimentary dinner will be served.

Hot Topics in Arrhythmia Management: What the Practitioner Needs to Know — Monday, Nov. 17 7-9 p.m.
Experts will use a case-based approach to provide concise updated information in the management of atrial fibrillation, idiopathic ventricular tachycardias, and non-responders to cardiac resynchronization.

For complete information on Mayo Clinic sessions, see our Educational Symposia Brochure.

AHA Location:
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Drive Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL  60616
All Mayo Clinic Symposia take place in the Regency Ballroom CDE.

While at AHA, visit the Mayo Clinic booth #1017.

For more information on AHA 2014, visit: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014.

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Upcoming Events

Update in Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation
September 19 - 20, 2014

Echo at the Arch: Practical Review of Valvular Heart Disease
September 20 - 21, 2014

Cardiovascular Review for the Cardiology Boards and Recertification - Online
September 22, 2014 - October 9, 2015

Mayo Clinic Interventional Cardiology Board Review
September 26 - 28, 2014

Advances in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Emerging Novel Therapeutic Strategies
October 10 - 11, 2014

Echo in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium
October 15 - 19, 2014

Advanced Catheter Ablation: New Tips, Techniques, and Technologies for Complex Arrhythmias
October 18 - 21, 2014

Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, and MRI
October 22 - 25, 2014

Innovation Summit: Cardiology + Structural Heart Disease
November 5 - 6, 2014

Coronary Artery Disease: Case-Based Learning
November 21 - 23, 2014

Echo on Marco Island: Case-Based Approach
December 4 - 7, 2014

The Heart Beat of Cardiology
December 11 - 13, 2014

Cardiology Update at South Beach: A Focus on Prevention
January 7 - 10, 2015

Hawaii Heart 2015
January 26 - 30, 2015

Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update
February 2 - 6, 2015

Cardiovascular Conference at Snowbird
February 13 - 16, 2015

Cardiology at Cancun: Topics in Clinical Cardiology
February 23 - 27, 2015

Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail
March 9 - 12, 2015

Heart Failure Management for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Primary Care Providers
March 19 - 21, 2015

Innovative Valve and Structural Heart Disease
April 2 - 4, 2015

Case Studies from the Heart of Manhattan: A Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Update
April 16 - 18, 2015

Imaging in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Pearls for All Cardiac Providers
April 24 - 26, 2015

Echocardiography in the Nation's Capital
May 8 - 10, 2015