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Dr. Michael Ackerman, pediatric cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and president of the Sudden Arrthymias Death Syndromes Foundation, answers questions periodically from people who have questions.
In a video originally posted on TheHeart.org, Shen Win-Kuang, MD, sits down with Samuel J Asirvatham, MD, and Douglas Packer, MD, for an in-depth discussion of the major issues involved in managing atrial fibrillation.
Identifying athletes at risk for SCD can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Stephen Hammill, MD, talks to Michael J Ackerman, MD, and Douglas Packer, MD, about the many challenges involved.
Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D., discusses the top priorities for her term as ASE President, as well as ASE's guidelines for delivering optimal imaging services to patients and current innovations in the field of echocardiography.
Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist with an independent research program in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, discusses altitude physiology.
Robert D. Simari, M.D., Vice Chair of Mayo Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Diseases discusses this year's American College of Cardiology Meeting (ACC)
Randal Thomas, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Health Clinic, and colleagues found that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation after having heart interventions, have a 45-percent lower mortality rate.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that cardiac patients who have skin allergies to metals commonly found in jewelry, such as nickel, are at no higher risk for complications if they receive a stent containing these metal components.
A recent study co-authored by Mayo Clinic physicians and presented at the 2012 ACC Annual Scientific Session & Expo might change the way we assess obesity in individuals with heart disease.