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A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring heart, vascular and thoracic topics of interest to healthcare providers: medical and surgical treatments, diagnostic testing, medical conditions, and research, technology and practice issues.

Cardiac Consult: A Cleveland Clinic Podcast for Healthcare Professionals Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute

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A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring heart, vascular and thoracic topics of interest to healthcare providers: medical and surgical treatments, diagnostic testing, medical conditions, and research, technology and practice issues.

    Vascular Surgery: Mesenteric Ischemia

    Vascular Surgery: Mesenteric Ischemia

    Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery talks with staff vascular surgeons Dr. David Hardy and Dr. Francis Caputo about mesenteric ischemia, also called intestinal ischemic syndrome.

    • 24 min
    Women and Heart Disease for Healthcare Providers

    Women and Heart Disease for Healthcare Providers

    Dr. Leslie Cho,Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Center and Co-Section Head, Preventive Cardiology discusses risk factors that clinicians can look for in women to prevent future heart disease (such as pregnancy associated cardiovascular risk factors, premature menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome, and autoimmune disease). Dr. Cho discusses research based and guideline directed strategies to initiate in patients with these risk factors.

    • 6 min
    The Gut Microbiome and Cardiovascular Disease

    The Gut Microbiome and Cardiovascular Disease

    Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular talks with Dr. Stan Hazen, Co-Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and researcher about the gut microbiome and how it relates to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Hazen provides a description of TMAO and how it is related to diet and risk of heart and vascular disease. He describes what specific bacteria is involved with this type of activity, how they are approaching future research and treatment of cardiovascular risk gut microbiome and why the Mediterranean diet may be so effective in preventing heart disease.

    • 15 min
    Healthcare Disparity – A physician and patient perspective

    Healthcare Disparity – A physician and patient perspective

    Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery is joined by Dr. Umesh Khot, Section Head Section Head, Regional Cardiology and Director of Quality in the Heart and Vascular Institute and patient Herb Pleasant to talk about health care disparities. Together they cover issues related to minority and lower socio-economic disparities and the need to develop trust in the health care system to initiate care. It is important to identify risk factors earlier in life, establish a diagnosis and treatment plan, and find a doctor who is willing to work together with the patient to adjust together. Herb also talks about the role of family in health care decisions and motivation. This presentation provides insight into both the patient and physician perspectives.

    • 18 min
    Treatment of Venous Occlusion in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Treatment of Venous Occlusion in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery talks with Dr. David Hardy, Department of Vascular Surgery about thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This condition often occurs in athletes. The physicians discuss the need for quick treatment; diagnostic testing; treatment of venous occlusion in thoracic outlet syndrome including thrombolysis, thrombectomy and/or rib resection; and recovery including protocols to get back to an active lifestyle.

    • 15 min
    3D Printing in Cardiovascular Care

    3D Printing in Cardiovascular Care

    Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Serg Harb, a staff imaging cardiologist about the innovative diagnostic tool of 3D Printing – What are the clinical uses? Limitations? Research findings and future innovation.

    • 11 min

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