Women and Cardiovascular Disease from Multiple Perspectives – I

Posted By SHL Librarian Three Lectures from Stanford University Medical Center faculty Moderated by: Hannah Valantine, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership Stanford University Medical Center Moderator’s Overview: In her opening statement, Dr. Valantine shared the guiding and expansive vision that is the foundation of the program called Women’s …

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease: The Silent Killer

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Ronald L. Dalman, M.D. Professor of Surgery Stanford University Medical Center September 26, 2007 Lecture Overview: There has been considerable interest recently in public education and screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) after a front page Wall Street Journal article about it received the Pulitzer Prize for Health Reporting …

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Patient Story

Posted By SHL Librarian At 18, James Cooper was a disciplined student with a lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter. He was also a competitive basketball player and precisely the picture of good health and fitness that Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) has been known to shatter. “The first presentation of HCM is often death on the …

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Avoiding the Elephant on Your Chest: How to Discuss Cardiac Risk With Your Doctor

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Euan Ashley, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center Watch the video Lecture Overview: Heart disease comes in many forms and variations; blood vessel plaque also has variations The body’s immune system appears to play a role in the buildup of arterial plaque No test yet …

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Your Heart on Exercise

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Euan Ashley, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center August 14, 2009 Lecture Overview: Heart rate is controlled by the internal nervous systems:  adrenaline speeds up the heart, while the vagus nerve slows it down Benefits of exercise are numerous, ranging from increased stamina to improved balance …

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Starting an Exercise Program: How Your Doctor Can Help

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Paul Wang, MD Director, Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Nawal Atwan, MD Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine Stanford University Medical Center October 21, 2010 Lecture Overview: Many heart conditions often have no symptoms, so it is important to screen young athletes before they start a sport or activity. Screening should include …

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Drug Eluting Stents – Are They Safe?

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Alan C. Yeung, M.D. Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology; Chief (Clinical), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center September 8, 2007 Lecture Overview: Recently, stents have garnered considerable attention as questions of safety and efficacy have been discussed among medical experts as well as …

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Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery Stanford University Medical Center Lecture Overview: Heart surgery traditionally involves an invasive procedure and the heart is stopped so that surgeons can make the necessary repairs Minimally invasive techniques are being studied to treat a number of heart conditions for certain …

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The Dawn of Personalized Medicine

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Euan Ashley, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center June 7, 2012 We know that genes play a crucial role in influencing how we look and act, as well as our susceptibility to disease. Now scientists are trying to use that knowledge in exciting new ways, …

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Heart Disease in South Asians: A Global Epidemic

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by:  Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center September 25, 2014 Watch the video A healthy 44-year-old Indian man who exercises regularly, has normal cholesterol and blood pressure, and who smokes and drinks only occasionally should not have to worry about a heart attack. On …

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