This book explores the history of the Mayo Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory from 1940 to present day. It examines the life and journey of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and its ultimate success in implementing the vision of the Mayo philosophy of emphasizing collaboration between lab-based scientists and clinical health care professionals to bring innovation to the clinical practice and lead landmark changes in the practice of medicine profoundly enhancing what we can offer to patients and society alike.
The book is divided into decades, with separate sections in each decade on key cardiology topics such as congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, hemodynamics, pacing, and electrophysiology (EP). Chapters will highlight training, advances, new procedures, new technologies, and fundamental changes to the field throughout the decades, attributed to the work done by Cath lab personnel. Chapters also identify the problems faced, the unmet clinical needs of patients and society, problems solved, and things learned and transmitted into the clinical arena along the way.
The Mayo Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory will be a valuable resource for health care professionals, clinicians, scientists, innovators, administrators, and small and large device manufacturing companies as well as historians and past and present patients.
• Presents the life journey of the Mayo Clinic Catheterization Laboratory and its ultimate success in the field of cardiology
• Offers insight on how to identify the clinical needs of patients and society and transmit the knowledge into the development and implementation of treatments and technologies
• Discusses advances, new procedures, new technologies, and fundamental changes to the field throughout the decades
• Dr. David R. Holmes, Jr – Dr. Holmes is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Holmes has also been named the Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine in Honor of Dr. George M. Gura, Jr. He was the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory from 1984-2003. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in November 2011. He has received the Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical Domain) from the American College of Cardiology and the Research Career Achievement Award from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is a Past President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as well as the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). He has received the Herrick Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Holmes continues to lecture both nationally and internationally.
• Dr. Robert L. Frye – Dr. Frye is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in the Division of Comprehensive Cardiology in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory from 1965-1974. He has been awarded the Distinguished Fellowship Award from the American College of Cardiology; Distinguished Clinician from the Mayo Clinic; Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. He is a recipient of the Herrick Award of the American Heart Association. He is a Past President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He has served as Chairman of Medicine and Cardiology for the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Frye is well published including journals, books, and book chapters.