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This Week in Cardiology

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This podcast delivers Dr. John Mandrola’s summary and perspective on top news of the week that cardiologists can’t miss. This podcast is intended for US health professionals only.

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June 24, 2022 This Week in Cardiology
24/6 2022

June 24, 2022 This Week in Cardiology

A non-significant but wonderful trial in AF, smoking and HF, vitamins, and pre-op risk screening are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I – DECAAF II Trial DECAAF II: AF, Fibrosis Ablation Technique Falls Short, but Signs of Hope https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957469 • Effect of MRI-Guided Fibrosis Ablation vs Conventional Catheter Ablation on Atrial Arrhythmia Recurrence in Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2793452 • Association of Atrial Tissue Fibrosis Identified by Delayed Enhancement MRI and Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1820433 II – Smoking and HF Cigarettes Linked to HF With Preserved or Reduced EF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976066?src= • Cigarette Smoking, Cessation, and Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.03.377 III – Vitamins Evidence Still Lacking That Vitamins Prevent CVD, Cancer: USPSTF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975965 • Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2793446 IV – Pre-Op Risk Add Atrial Fibrillation to Pre-Noncardiac Surgery Risk Evaluation: New Support https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975926 • Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiovascular Outcomes After Noncardiac Surgery https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.04.021 • Patterns and Determinants of Low-Value Preoperative Testing in Michigan https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2779744 • Coronary-Artery Revascularization before Elective Major Vascular Surgery https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa041905 • Stress testing before abdominal aortic aneurysm repair does not lead to a reduction in perioperative cardiac events https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2021.02.032 You may also like: Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol, MD, and master storyteller and clinician Abraham Verghese, MD, on Medicine and the Machine https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine The Bob Harrington Show with Stanford University Chair of Medicine, Robert A. Harrington, MD. https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington Questions or feedback, please contact news@medscape.net

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June 17, 2022 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
17/6 2022

June 17, 2022 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

Statin Intolerance, external validity of trials, contrast shortage, and expansion of cardiology into diabetes and nephrology are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I - Statin Intolerance - New National Lipid Association Statement on Statin Intolerance https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975674 - What proportion of symptomatic side effects in patients taking statins are genuinely caused by the drug? Systematic review of randomized placebo-controlled trials to aid individual patient choice. https://academic.oup.com/eurjpc/article/21/4/464/5926070 - Unblinded and Blinded N-of-1 Trials Versus Usual Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Statin Uptake in Primary Care. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.007793 - Role of Blinding in N-of-1 Trials https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.122.008914 - N-of-1 Trial of a Statin, Placebo, or No Treatment to Assess Side Effects https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2031173 II - External Validity - Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It? The Government Won't Say https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973906 - Oral Nirmatrelvir for High-Risk, Nonhospitalized Adults with Covid-19 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2118542 - PFE Press Release on EPIC SR https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-reports-additional-data-paxlovidtm-supporting III - Contrast Shortage - Global Contrast Media Shortage Blamed on COVID Lockdown in China https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973810 IV - Cardiology Expands - Experts Elevate New Drugs for Diabetic Kidney Disease https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975724 - SGLT2 Inhibitors Cut AFib Risk in Real-Word Analysis https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975542 - Effect of Finerenone on Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2025845 - Cardiovascular Events with Finerenone in Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa2110956 Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol, MD, and master storyteller and clinician Abraham Verghese, MD, on Medicine and the Machine https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine The Bob Harrington Show with Stanford University Chair of Medicine, Robert A. Harrington, MD. https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington Questions or feedback, please contact news@medscape.net

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June 10, 2022 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
10/6 2022

June 10, 2022 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

More ISCHEMIA controversy, health Insurance and CV outcomes, testosterone, and flawed observational studies are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD in this week’s podcast. This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I – More Ischemia Controversy - Data Concerns Mount Despite ISCHEMIA Substudy Correction https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974974 - ISCHEMIA Substudy Data Just Don't Add Up, Cardiac Surgeons Say https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974107 - Initial Invasive or Conservative Strategy for Stable Coronary Disease https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1915922 - Outcomes in the ISCHEMIA Trial Based on Coronary Artery Disease and Ischemia Severity https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.049755 - Link to Bakaeen and Sabik Second letter (agree to terms to download the letter): https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/nfDdCwp5G6HLjLO9GHV9Cnm?domain=wetransfer.com II – Health Insurance and CV outcomes - Medicaid Expansion: Good First Step, but No Panacea for CV Care https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975141 - Health Care Access and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Working-Age Adults With Low Income by State Medicaid Expansion Status https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2793120 - Rand Link https://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R3055.html - The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hpb20150716.236899/full/ - Effect of Health Insurance in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial https://www.nber.org/papers/w29576 III – Testosterone - Jury Still Out on Cardiovascular Safety of Testosterone https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975273 - Adverse cardiovascular events and mortality in men during testosterone treatment: an individual patient and aggregate data meta-analysis https://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(22)00096-4 - Adverse events associated with testosterone administration. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1000485 IV – Voting and Mortality - Blue Counties Enjoy Dramatic Mortality Edge https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975217 - Political environment and mortality rates in the United States, 2001-19: population based cross sectional analysis https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069308 Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol, MD, and master storyteller and clinician Abraham Verghese, MD, on Medicine and the Machine https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine The Bob Harrington Show with Stanford University Chair of Medicine, Robert A. Harrington, MD. https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington Questions or feedback, please contact news@medscape.net

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