Tag Archives: cardiology

Study Shows Simple Finger Device May Help Predict Future Heart Events, Such as Heart Attack

Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, non-invasive finger sensor test is highly predictive of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack, stroke or hospitalization, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk, according to researchers. Dr. Amir Lerman, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic and the senior […]

Interval Training

Some cardiologists at Mayo Clinic are recommending to their heart patients what Olympic athletes have known for years. Interval training is better for your overall health than longer sessions of slow, sustained exercise. They say no matter what your age or your fitness level, interval training can help reduce your risk of having a heart […]

Medicare Spending and Why More Care Isn’t Better

Medicare Spending Disparities Don’t Improve Outcomes Raymond Gibbons, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and former president of the American Heart Association, describes the vast differences in Medicare spending per beneficiary, and how some local areas spend up to twice the national average while other areas in the same state spend far less while getting patient […]

Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the potential benefits to the kidneys. The findings appear in the current Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mayo cardiologist and […]

Sports Cardiology Program

Thomas Allison, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic offers insight into the Sports Cardiology Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., including program components and types of patients seen.