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Cardiovascular System

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease: Silent Killer
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is often called a "silent killer" because there are usually no obvious symptoms of the disease. Three out of four aneurysms show no symptoms at the time they are diagnosed. Learn who is most at risk, how AAA is diagnosed, and how it is treated before it becomes a fatal condition.
Speaker: Ronald Dalman, MD

Advances in Pediatric Cardiology
Advances in diagnosis and treatment of children with heart disease have revolutionized care through collaboration among physicians, scientists, and engineers.
Speaker: Daniel Bernstein, MD
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Drug-Eluting Stents: Are They Safe?
Drug-eluting stents are metal mesh tubes coated with medication that keep arteries from re-blocking after angioplasty. These devices have been the solution for millions of people around the world. However, recent studies have raised concerns about associated risks. Join Dr. Yeung and colleagues as they discuss the safety of these popular devices.
Speaker: Alan C. Yeung, MD

Go Red: Women's Heart Health
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the lives of over half a million women every year. The Go Red for Women campaign's mission is to educate and create awareness regarding women and heart disease, enabling women to live stronger, longer lives. This program provides information on nutrition, cardiac imaging, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Speakers: Christopher Gardner, PhD; Michael McConnell, PhD; Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS.
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Heart Failure
Heart failure affects nearly 5 million U.S. adults. It is on the rise with an estimated 400,000 to 700,000 new cases each year. This talk will focus on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for heart failure, including current research findings from Stanford.
Speakers: Euan Ashley, MRCP, Dphil; Michael Fowler, MD
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Hypertension in the 21st Century: High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We Need to Know
High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease with serious health implications. While it is a condition that usually has no symptoms, undiagnosed it can cause serious damage to arteries and the heart, brain, and kidneys, and it is the leading cause of stroke. This talk focuses on diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and the discusses new research and clinical studies that are ongoing, and which will have important outcomes for our knowledge and treatment of high blood pressure.
Speaker: Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in the young. This talk focuses on the nature of the disorder and the emerging research and array of treatments Stanford doctors use to treat it.
Speakers: Euan Ashley, MRCP, Dphil; Heidi Salsbury, RN; Lisa Salberg
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Life Beyond Salt
Sticking to a low- or no-sodium diet does not mean you can't enjoy flavorful foods. Food blogger Jessica Goldman describes who she learned to change her diet without sacrificing taste.
Speaker: Jessica Goldman

Living Well with a Diagnosis of Heart Failure
While the term “heart failure” sounds like a sudden and catastrophic event, it is actually a condition of gradual worsening of the heart’s capacity to pump blood, and as such presents with a variety of symptoms. This talk focuses on the causes of heart failure, its treatments, and the ways in which lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on this condition.
Speaker: Dipanjan Banerjee, MD

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Cardiac Surgery
This reviews advances in cardiac surgical procedures including new therapeutic approaches to treat valvular disease, heart failure/heart transplantation, and aortic disease. Discussion will include application of new minimally invasive techniques and potential for stem cell application to treat essential and complex cardiovascular conditions.
Speaker: Michael Fischbein, MD
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Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia which affects over two million Americans. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. This talk focuses on this condition and the risks that accompany it, as well as the importance of diagnosing and treating it.
Speakers: Paul Wang, MD; Henry Hsia, MD; Amin Al-Ahmad, MD; Paul Zei, PhD
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Understanding Cardiac Arrhythmias: Current and Emerging Treatments
Episodes of dizziness and loss of consciousness are unsettling and potentially life-threatening. Often, they stem from heart rhythm irregularities: cardiac arrhythmias. This program looks at different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias, as well as the variety of new and emerging treatments used to control them.
Speaker: Paul Wang, MD

Understanding Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Cardiovascular disease kills more American women than all forms of cancers combined, and yet the perception remains that cardiovascular disease is a greater threat to men's health. This talk focuses on the particular risks women face and ways of reducing them, as well as new wide-ranging treatments for heart disease.
Speaker: Robert Robbins, MD
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Women, Stroke and the Red Dress: Cerebrovascular Disease in Women
In most age groups, more men than women will have a stroke in a given year. However, more than half of total stroke deaths occur in women. At all ages, more women than men die of stroke. This talk discusses the reasons for these disparities throughout a woman's lifetime.
Speakers: Monisha Kumar, MD; Anna Finley Caufield, MD


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