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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.

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Oct 8, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
8/10 2021

Oct 8, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

Two NEJM papers on mRNA-related myocarditis, AF and stroke, intensifying BP meds, and CCTA and high-sensitivity troponin are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week's podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I -- Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis New Reports Help Nail Down Myocarditis Risk With COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/960537 • Myocarditis after BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccine against Covid-19 in Israel https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2109730 • Myocarditis after Covid-19 Vaccination in a Large Health Care Organization https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2110737 II – AF and Stroke AF a Stroke Cause or Innocent Bystander? The Debate Continues https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960224 • Temporal Association Between Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation and Risk of Ischemic Stroke https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2784332 • It's Time to Rethink (and Retrial) Our Framework for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2784335 III- Intensification of BP Control Adding New Hypertensive May Be More Potent Than Upping Doses https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960454 • Adding a New Medication Versus Maximizing Dose to Intensify Hypertension Treatment in Older Adults https://doi.org/10.7326/M21-1456 IV- Hs-troponin and CAD Troponin Levels Tied to Increased CAD Risk, May Guide Imaging /viewarticle/960146 • Troponin-Guided Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography After Exclusion of Myocardial Infarction https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.07.055 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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Oct 1, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
1/10 2021

Oct 1, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

Coronary artery calcification and exercise, translating clinical trials, the question of metabolically healthy obesity, and Watchman complications are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I - CAC and Physical Activity - Physical Activity Paradoxically Tied to Higher Coronary Calcium https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959366 - Physical activity and the progression of coronary artery calcification http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2021-319346 II - Translating Clinical Trials - SYNTAX Score II 2020 Wobbles in Real-World Validation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958834 - Redevelopment and validation of the SYNTAX score II to individualise decision making between percutaneous and surgical revascularisation in patients with complex coronary artery disease: secondary analysis of the multicentre randomised controlled SYNTAXES trial with external cohort validation https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32114-0 - External Validation of the SYNTAX Score II 2020 https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.07.027 III - Healthy and Obesity - ‘Metabolically Healthy Obesity’ Has Heart Risks. Is it a Misnomer? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959994 - Metabolically healthy obesity and cardiovascular events: A nationwide cohort study https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.14492 - Relation of Obesity to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Adults https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29501206/ - Paediatric obesity appears to lower the risk of diabetes if selection bias is ignored https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29374028 IV - Watchman Complications - FDA Investigating Potential Sex Differences in LAAO Adverse Outcomes https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959806 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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Sep 24, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
24/9 2021

Sep 24, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

Dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI, statin side effects, nightshift work and AF, and a cautionary note regarding therapeutic enthusiasm in HF care are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I - COVID - Alaska Sets Record for Daily COVID Cases https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958999 II - MASTER DAPT - MASTER DAPT: 1 Month DAPT Enough After High-Bleeding-Risk PCI https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957463 - Antiplatelets and Anticoagulation Post-PCI: More on MASTER DAPT https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958002 - Dual Antiplatelet Therapy after PCI in Patients at High Bleeding Risk https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2108749 - Abbreviated Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients at High Bleeding Risk With or Without Oral Anticoagulant Therapy After Coronary Stenting: An Open-Label, Randomized, Controlled Trial https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.056680 III - Statins and Side Effects - Most Muscle Pain on Statins Not a Drug Effect: SAMSON in Print https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958877 - Side Effect Patterns in a Crossover Trial of Statin, Placebo, and No Treatment https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.07.022 IV - Nightshift Work and AF - Regular Nightshift Work Linked to Atrial Fibrillation, CHD https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959346?src= - Long-term night shift work is associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab505 V - Enthusiasm for HF Therapy - Empagliflozin's HFpEF Efficacy Catalyzes Redefinition of HF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959249 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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Sep 17, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
17/9 2021

Sep 17, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

Cardiac arrest care, finerenone, carotids, meds post TAVI: less is more and the new may not be as grand as the tried and true. John Mandrola, MD, provides a third ESC review. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I - Cardiac Arrest Care - Angiography Can Wait for Cardiac Arrest Without ST-Elevation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957471 - Angiography after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2101909 - Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1816897 II - Finerenone - FIDELITY: Finerenone Cuts CV Risk in T2D Across CKD Spectrum https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957470 - Cardiovascular Events with Finerenone in Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2110956 - Effect of Finerenone on Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2025845 III - Carotid Intervention - ACST-2: Carotid Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Patients https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957474 - Second asymptomatic carotid surgery trial (ACST-2): a randomised comparison of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01910-3 IV - Post TAVI DOAC - 'Less Is More' for Edoxaban in Post-TAVI Anticoagulation: ENVISAGE-TAVI AF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957466 - Edoxaban versus Vitamin K Antagonist for Atrial Fibrillation after TAVR https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2111016 - ATLANTIS Hints at How to Choose Post-TAVR Antithrombotics https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/951234 - A Controlled Trial of Rivaroxaban after Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1911425 Features: - What Are the Implications of ACST-2 for Patients With Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957502 - Top 5 Studies From ESC 2021 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958598 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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Sep 10, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
10/9 2021

Sep 10, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

ESC Wrap-up Part II: EMPEROR-Preserved, and the STEP, Guide-HF, and IAMI trials, are discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic I - HFpEF - EMPEROR-Preserved: Empagliflozin Scores HFpEF Breakthrough https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957405 - Empagliflozin in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2107038 II - BP Targets - STEP: Lowering Blood Pressure Below 130 mm Hg Shows CV Benefit https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957566 - Trial of Intensive Blood-Pressure Control in Older Patients with Hypertension https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2111437 III- PA Catheter Monitoring - GUIDE-HF: CardioMEMS-Guided Meds Fall Short in Mild to Moderate Heart Failure https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957390 - Haemodynamic-guided management of heart failure (GUIDE-HF): a randomised controlled trial https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01754-2 - Wireless pulmonary artery haemodynamic monitoring in chronic heart failure: a randomised controlled trial https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60101-3 IV - Influenza Vaccine - Seasonal Flu Vax Cuts Post-MI Mortality in IAMI Trial https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957575 - Influenza Vaccination after Myocardial Infarction: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.057042 - Stopping randomized trials early for benefit and estimation of treatment effects: systematic review and meta-regression analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20332404/ 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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Sep 3, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
3/9 2021

Sep 3, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

EMPEROR-Preserved, the LOOP study, ablate-and-pace for AF, and salt substitute and stroke: John Mandrola, MD provides a first of two ESC reviews. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic 1 - HFpEF - EMPEROR-Preserved: Empagliflozin Scores HFpEF Breakthrough https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957405 - Empagliflozin in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2107038 - Empagliflozin and Major Renal Outcomes in Heart Failure https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2112411 - Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes with Empagliflozin in Heart Failure https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2022190 2 - AF Screening - LOOP Trial Undercuts Value of Long-term Continuous ECG Screening for Atrial Fibrillation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957473 - Implantable loop recorder detection of atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke (The LOOP Study): a randomised controlled trial https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01698-6/fulltext - Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation and the Risk of Stroke https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1105575 3 - Ablate and Pace for AF and HF - APAF-CRT: 'Ablate and Pace' Cuts Mortality in Narrow-QRS HF, Permanent AF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957467 - A randomized controlled trial of atrioventricular junction ablation and cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and narrow QRS https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/39/45/3999/5078460 - AV junction ablation and cardiac resynchronization for patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and narrow QRS: the APAF-CRT mortality trial https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab569 4 - Salt Substitute and Stroke - Salt Substitute Shows Clear Reduction in Stroke, CV Events, and Death https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957472 - Effect of Salt Substitution on Cardiovascular Events and Death https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2105675 Features: - Incremental, Not Monumental, Win for Empagliflozin in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957465 - Empagliflozin in HFpEF: Putting EMPEROR-Preserved in Context https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957388 - Lessons on AF Screening From the LOOP Study https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957512 - Ablate-and-Pace Delivers a Huge Win for Those Sick With AF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958033 - Will the Positive Findings From the SSaSS Trial on Salt Substitution Silence the Salt Skeptics? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957510 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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Aug 27, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
27/8 2021

Aug 27, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

COVID-19, NEJM vaccine safety paper, full-dose anticoagulation in COVID-19, AF and Exercise, and early results on EMPEROR-Preserved are the studies John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic 1 - COVID-19 - Heart Inflammation More Common After COVID Than After Vaccination https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957343 - Safety of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Setting https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2110475 2 - Full dose AC in COVID-19 - Heparin's COVID-19 Benefit Greatest in Moderately Ill Patients https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956630 - Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Noncritically Ill Patients with Covid-19 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2105911 - Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2103417 3 - AF and Exercise - Aerobic Exercise Can Reduce AF Frequency, Severity: ACTIVE-AF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957322 4 - EMPEROR AF - EMPEROR-Preserved: Empagliflozin Scores HFpEF Breakthrough https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957405 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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Aug 20, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
20/8 2021

Aug 20, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

COVID-19, Simpson’s Paradox, LAA appendage closure, multimorbidity, and an ESC preview are the topics John Mandrola, MD discusses in today’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic 1 - COVID-19 - Lacking Beds, Hospitals Ship COVID-19 Patients to Other States https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956917 - Efficacy and Safety of Same-Day Discharge for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32553209/ 2 - Simpson’s Paradox - Israeli data: How can efficacy vs. severe disease be strong when 60% of hospitalized are vaccinated? https://www.covid-datascience.com/post/israeli-data-how-can-efficacy-vs-severe-disease-be-strong-when-60-of-hospitalized-are-vaccinated - Simpson’s Paradox and Interpreting Data https://towardsdatascience.com/simpsons-paradox-and-interpreting-data-6a0443516765 - How SIMPSON'S PARADOX explains weird COVID19 statistics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Ci3FosqZs 3 - Left Atrial Appendage Closure - FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet for Atrial Fibrillation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956726 - Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Worse LAAO Outcomes https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956778 - The Association of Chronic Kidney Disease With Outcomes Following Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.06.008 - Prophylactic Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.039818 4 - ESC Preview - SGLT2 inhibitors in HFpEF - EMPEROR-Preserved: Positive Top-Line Results for Empagliflozin in HFpEF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954284 - AF Screening - Atrial fibrillation detected by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring using implantable loop recorder to prevent stroke in individuals at risk (the LOOP study): Rationale and design of a large randomized controlled trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28454796/ 5 - Coming soon The anticoagulation in COVID-19 trial [https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2103417] is one of the hardest I have seen in years. Stay tuned. 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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Aug 13, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
13/8 2021

Aug 13, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

COVID-19, vaccine-induced myocarditis, Watchman complications, SGLT2 inhibitors, and cardiogenic shock are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic 1 - COVID-19 - 18 Months Later, the COVID-19 Memories Won’t Go Away https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956335 2 - Vaccine-Myocarditis - Myocarditis in Adolescents After COVID-19 Vaccine Typically Mild https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956359 - Association of Myocarditis With BNT162b2 Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccine in a Case Series of Children https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2783052 3 - Watchman - 'Striking' Difference in Adverse Events in Women With Watchman LAAO https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956593 - Sex Differences in Procedural Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2782726 4 - SGLT2 Inhibitors - EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956345 - Dapagliflozin in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2024816 5 - Cardiogenic Shock - No Win for Milrinone Over Dobutamine in Cardiogenic Shock https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956222 - Milrinone as Compared with Dobutamine in the Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2026845 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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