Healing Hearts



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Highlight Clips

Dr. Paul A. Friedman discusses what makes Mayo Clinic excel in cardiovascular care.
Dr. Friedman describes biological agents as they relate to heart disease.
Dr. Friedman explains how artificial intelligence is used to detect heart disease.


Healing Hearts: Mayo Clinic Pioneering New Artificial Intelligence for Heart Health

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Stephanie S. Fabuion, M.D., associate medical director for the Department of Development, joined Leadership Council members for a conversation with Paul. A Friedman, M.D., chair of the Department of Cardiology, to learn how Mayo Clinic is studying the use of artificial intelligence to develop an inexpensive, widely available early detector of silent heart disease.

The Highlights

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Adding to this crisis, access to high-quality medical care remains an important health care issue.
  • Mayo Clinic is a leader in cardiovascular medicine and we are advancing new solutions, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI), to bring improved care to people around the world.
  • Applying AI to a widely available, inexpensive EKG test results in a simple, affordable early indicator of asymptomatic left ventricle dysfunction – a precursor to heart failure. This allows physicians to better predict and treat patient needs, before a health crisis occurs.

How You Can Help

Spread the good news: Mayo Clinic is ranked one of the top Cardiology and Heart Surgery hospitals in the nation for 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report. As the No. 1 hospital in the country, Mayo Clinic is recognized for high-quality patient care more often than any other academic medical center in the nation.

Share Jim’s Story: View this video highlighting Jim, a Mayo Clinic patient, who shares his story from diagnosis and recovery after an aortic aneurysm repair and heart valve replacement.

Have a heart –to-heart with your heart: There are steps you can take to protect yourself from coronary artery disease, including making lifestyle choices that improve your heart health. Be aware of the symptoms of heart disease so you can identify them quickly and report them to your health care provider right away. Your loved ones want you around for a long, long time – as do we!

Want more details? Cardiovascular research is a philanthropic priority for Mayo. Check out Giving to Mayo Clinic or contact a development officer for more details on how benefactors support this exciting work.