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Got Rhythm? An Update on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia

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Presented by Paul J. Wang, MD Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering (by courtesy) March 23, 2017 Having a good sense of rhythm helps to play music or to dance. But rhythm is even more essential to our lives. It rules our heartbeat. If that heart rhythm gets out of whack, it can be uncomfortable, Dr. [...]

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How to Identify Individuals at Enhanced Risk for Developing Statin-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

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Presented by: Gerald Reaven, MD Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus) September 15, 2016 More than 200 million people around the world take statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Statins interfere with the synthesis of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol that is a prime suspect in heart [...]

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What is Venous Disease Exactly?

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Presented by:  Eri Fukaya, MD, PhD Clinical Instructor, Vascular Medicine June 9, 2016 The basic concept of how blood moves through the body has been observed since the days of Hippocrates, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that early scientists realized that the blood’s circulation was based on one interconnected framework.

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Finding Familial Hypercholesterolemia Before You Know You Have It

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Presented by:  Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine June 11, 2015 Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder that causes extremely high levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol), and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. If not treated, these LDL levels can build up in [...]

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Heart Disease in South Asians: A Global Epidemic

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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 paper, everything looked fine. [...]

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The Dawn of Personalized Medicine

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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, such as preventing and [...]

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Living Well with Heart Failure

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Presented by: Dipanjan Banerjee, MD, MS Clinical Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center September 14, 2011 Watch the video Heart failure is a condition in which your heart cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. The condition is a syndrome that can be closely related to other types of heart disease, including [...]

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