Cardiology podcast for internists, residents and medical students. We review common questions for cardiologists and recent research.
Physical Exam Series: Mitral Regurgitation
I am joined by Shreyas Venkataraman, MD, an internal medicine resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis to continue our physical exam series. In this episode we talk about mitral regurgitation and the associated physical exam findings that help increase (or decrease) your likelihood of MR. Links: Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis The Correlates of an Abnormal … Continue reading Physical Exam Series: Mitral Regurgitation →
Ventricular Tachycardia - Dr. Melissa Robinson
In this episode I visit with Dr. Melissa Robinson from the University of Washington to discuss the management of ventricular tachycardia. Our discussion focuses on decisions regarding ICD implantation, anti-arrhythmic drugs and catheter ablation. Through 3 cases that highlight the heterogeneity of VT, we talk about the nuances of these decisions. Links to articles referenced: … Continue reading Ventricular Tachycardia – Dr. Melissa Robinson →
Caring for patients with Fontan physiology - Eric Krieger
I met with Dr. Eric Krieger from the University of Washington Adult Congenital Heart Disease group to talk about patients with the Fontan palliative shunt. This shunt is used to help infants born with single ventricle physiology survive into adulthood. We discuss the case of an infant born with tricuspid atresia, review the initial surgeries … Continue reading Caring for patients with Fontan physiology – Eric Krieger →
Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease - Dr. Alec Moorman
I am joined by co-fellow Alex Taylor, MD and we visit with Alec Moorman, MD to discuss coronary artery disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. We talk about the recent ISCHEMIA-CKD trial, the nuances of treating patients with CKD and CAD and how to handle referrals for cardiac risk assessment prior to kidney transplant. … Continue reading Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease – Dr. Alec Moorman →
Bariatric Surgery in Heart Failure - Dr. Gopalan
I visit with Dr. Gopalan from Banner University in Phoenix, AZ to discuss his experience with morbidly obese patients with heart failure. We talk about the association of obesity with heart failure, how weight loss can impact functional capacity and the role of bariatric surgery. Links: Bariatric surgery among patients with heart failure: a systematic … Continue reading Bariatric Surgery in Heart Failure – Dr. Gopalan →
Physical Exam Series - Aortic Stenosis
I am joined by Shreyas Venkataraman to discuss the physical exam findings of aortic stenosis and how they can help us with the diagnosis and grading of aortic stenosis. We share 2 examples of heart murmurs, discuss likelihood ratios and the physical exam finding that is most consistent with severe aortic stenosis.