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Coming from a family of science and math Ph.D’s, Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., Ph.D, didn’t initially aspire to becoming a doctor. However, during her sophomore year of college, that changed,
“As an undergrad I got hooked on research – I was a sophomore and doing some biomaterial coatings for [...]
In a career that has spanned nearly four decades, Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon Prasad Krishnan, M.D. has practiced medicine across the globe.
Originally from India, Dr. Krishnan finished medical school in 1984 and after completing a fellowship in New Delhi, India in 1991, he served advanced fellowships in [...]
This is the fourth entry in our blogpost series that describe the different aspects of the Congenital Heart Disease Center's multi-disciplinary model of care. In this post, the role of Heart Rhythm study in care of CHD patients is examined and explained by Mayo Clinic Rochester electrophysiologist Malini Madhavan, M.B.B.S. [...]
In the following video, Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. and Naser Ammash, M.D. discuss how to approach stroke risk in Adult Congenital Heart Disease patients.
Dr. Ammash details the stroke risk in CHD patients with the risk 6-8 percent higher in women and 8-9 percent in men, with [...]
In the following video, Alexander Egbe, M.B.B.S., M.P.H, Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., and Bryan Cannon, M.D., have a broad discussion on arrhythmias and their treatment. They begin by first exploring the management of atrial arrhythmias across all congenital heart disease patient populations. They discuss how the arrhythmias are [...]