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Cardionerds is a medical cardiology podcast created to bring high yield cardiovascular concepts in a fun and engaging format for listeners of all levels.



We aim to democratize cardiovascular education, promote diversity & inclusion in our beloved field, empower every learner to teach & every teacher to learn and foster wellness & humanity for all.



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Cardionerds is a medical cardiology podcast created to bring high yield cardiovascular concepts in a fun and engaging format for listeners of all levels.



We aim to democratize cardiovascular education, promote diversity & inclusion in our beloved field, empower every learner to teach & every teacher to learn and foster wellness & humanity for all.



Check us out! www.cardionerds.com

    112. Narratives in Cardiology: Advocacy for Women’s Heart Health and Empowering Women in Cardiology with Dr. Gina Lundberg

    112. Narratives in Cardiology: Advocacy for Women’s Heart Health and Empowering Women in Cardiology with Dr. Gina Lundberg

    CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder) join Dr. Gina Lundberg (Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Clinical Director of the Emory Women's Heart Center, and Chair Elect for the ACC WIC Section) and Dr. Zarina Sharalaya (interventional cardiology fellow at CCF, CardioNerds Narratives FIT Council Member) for a Narratives in Cardiology episode. Dr. Lundberg highlights the disparities that exists with representation of women in cardiology and cardiology subspecialties, and how to navigate the challenges that exist for women in cardiology. Dr. Lundberg takes us through her career journey and gives several pearls for fellows-in-training regarding achieving career goals, networking, mentorship, and the use of social media to further your career. Special message from Dr. Annabelle Volgman. Audio editing and episode introduction by Gurleen Kaur.







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    Quotables







    “Improving the work environment for women is going to be really important for job retention and for encouraging more women to go into EP, interventional cardiology, and heart failure...”







    “One of the words of wisdom I say to a lot of early career women is slow down. You don't have to drink the whole thing in your first 10 years. You can just slowly ease into it- there's a time and a place for everything, a season for everything.”







    “So start building your network. Build your ‘otter raft’ and by otter, I mean that group of people, men or women who really support you and lift you up, who might recommend you for a position or a lecture that might share opportunities with you”







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    * What are some strategies to improve female representation in card...

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    111. Cardio-Obstetrics: Normal Pregnancy Physiology with Dr. Garima Sharma

    111. Cardio-Obstetrics: Normal Pregnancy Physiology with Dr. Garima Sharma

    CardioNerd Amit Goyal, cardioobstetrics series co-chair Dr. Natalie Stokes, and episode lead Dr. Daniela Crousillat discuss normal cardiovascular physiology in pregnancy with Dr. Garima Sharma, Director of the Cardio-Obstetrics Program and the Ciccarone Center ‘s Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology Education in the Division of Cardiology. They discuss physiology from conception to post-partum, including the key hemodynamic, hormonal, and structural changes associated with normal pregnancy in the absence of pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Series introduction by Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes.







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    Episode Abstract







    Join us for a thrilling ride with our expert as we dive into the normal cardiovascular physiology of women through pregnancy. We discuss physiology from conception to post-partum, including the key hemodynamic, hormonal, and structural changes associated with normal pregnancy in the absence of pre-existing cardiovascular disease. We discuss how these physiologic changes manifest the history, physical exam, and key diagnostic testing (ECG, laboratory markers, and echocardiogram). Armed with these basic principles, we join Dr. Garima Sharma on patient consults to learn about potential signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and appropriate ways to risk stratify women with pre-existing or acquired cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. Importantly,

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    110. Case Report: Feeling Dyspneic & Rejected – University of Maryland

    110. Case Report: Feeling Dyspneic & Rejected – University of Maryland

    CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Karan Desai) enjoy a picnic at Charm City’s Inner Harbor with Dr. Manu Mysore, Dr. Shawn Samanta, and Dr. Rawan Amir from the University of Maryland division of Cardiology as they dive into important case discussion about a patient with of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy s/p orthotopic heart transplantation who presents with dyspnea due to cell mediated rejection. Dr. Gautam Ramani Medical Director of Clinical Advanced Heart Failure at the University of Maryland, provides the e-CPR segment.







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    Patient Summary







    A 58 year old woman with a history of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy s/p orthotopic heart transplantation in 2015 presented with worsening dyspnea upon exertion. Dyspnea in a post cardiac transplant brings forth a wide differential diagnosis spanning all the typical causes of dyspnea as well as causes more specific or common to the patient with a heart transplant. In this particular case, TTE showed newly reduced ejection fraction and valvular disease. Cell mediated rejection was considered highest on the differential and confirmed on endomyocardial biopsy. Given hemodynamic compromise with multiple foci of myocyte damage on biopsy, she was started on high dose steroids and anti-thymocyte globulin for treatment of rejection.  Early identification and management of cell mediated rejection is crucial to the survival of patients like ours. Final diagnosis: orthotopic heart transplantation rejection.

    • 46 min
    109. Nuclear and Multimodality Imaging: Cardiac Amyloidosis

    109. Nuclear and Multimodality Imaging: Cardiac Amyloidosis

    CardioNerd Amit Goyal is joined by Dr. Erika Hutt (Cleveland Clinic general cardiology fellow), Dr. Aldo Schenone (Brigham and Women’s advanced cardiovascular imaging fellow), and Dr. Wael Jaber (Cleveland Clinic cardiovascular imaging staff and co-founder of Cardiac Imaging Agora) to discuss nuclear and complimentary multimodality cardiovascular imaging for the evaluation of multimodality imaging evaluation for cardiac amyloidosis. Show notes were created by Dr. Hussain Khalid (University of Florida general cardiology fellow and CardioNerds Academy fellow in House Thomas). To learn more about multimodality cardiovascular imaging, check out Cardiac Imaging Agora!







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    Show Notes & Take Home Pearls - Nuclear and Multimodality Imaging: Cardiac Amyloidosis







    Episode Abstract:







    Previously thought to be a rare, terminal, and incurable condition in which only palliative therapies were available, multimodality imaging has improved our ability to diagnose cardiac amyloidosis earlier in its disease course. Coupled with advances in medical therapies this has greatly improved the prognosis and therapeutic options available to patients with cardiac amyloidosis. Multimodality imaging involving echocardiography with strain imaging, 99mTc-PYP Scan, and cardiac MRI can help diagnose cardiac amyloidosis earlier, monitor disease progression, and even potentially differentiate ATTR from AL cardiac amyloidosis.







    Five Take Home Pearls







    * Cardiac amyloidosis results from the deposit of amyloid fibrils into the myocardial extracellular space. The precursor protein can either be from immunoglobulin light chain produced by clonal plasma cells (in the setting of plasma cell dyscrasias) or transthyretin (TTR) produced by the liver (which can be  “wild type” ATTR caused by the deposition of normal TTR or a mutant ATTR  which is hereditary). These represent AL Cardiac Amyloidosis and ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis respectively.* Remember that amyloidosis can affect all aspects of the heart:the coronaries,...

    • 40 min
    108. Narratives in Cardiology: Physician Scientists & Women in Electrophysiology with Dr. Christine Albert and Dr. Rachita Navara

    108. Narratives in Cardiology: Physician Scientists & Women in Electrophysiology with Dr. Christine Albert and Dr. Rachita Navara

    CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder) join Dr. Christine Albert (Professor of Medicine, Founding Chair of the Department of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai, and President of Heart Rhythm Society) and Dr. Rachita Navara (FIT at Washington University, soon to be EP fellow at UCSF) for a Narratives in Cardiology episode. We learn from their experiences as physician scientists and women in cardiology, and specifically in electrophysiology.







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    Show notes







    1. Over the last several decades, what have we learned about the contribution of lifestyle factors to atrial fibrillation?







    * Particularly in women, the development of obesity (BMI > 30 kg/m2) is associated with a 41% increase in the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Even short-term weight gains are associated with a 18% increased risk of developing AF. Fortunately, losing weight could modify or even reverse this elevated risk [1]* Exercise is beneficial for reducing the risk of AF, but higher frequency of vigorous exercise is actually associated with an increased risk of developing AF in young men and joggers. This risk decreases with age, and is offset by the other benefits of vigorous exercise on AF risk factors [2]* The link between alcohol consumption and AF was first described in 2008: for healthy middle-aged women, consuming two or more alcoholic drinks is associated with a statistically increased risk of developing AF [3]* The recent VITAL trial is the largest and longest randomized trial on primary prevention of AF, following over 25,000 men and women over five years. As recently presented at AHA 2020, Dr. Christine Albert and her study team found that neither vitamin D nor fish oil prevents the development of AF [4]







    2. What is some practical advice on giving presentations and preparing research grants from Dr. Albert, renowned physician-scientist, and leader in electrophysiology?







    * Whenever possible, Dr. Albert recommends memorizing your presentation to avoid referencing notes frequently, and to allow for continued eye contact with the audience. Practice delivering your presentation multiple times prior to the scheduled talk.* When preparing a grant, start early and seek feedback and edits from those in and out of your field.

    • 1 hr
    107. Case Report: A Rare Cause of Cardiogenic Shock – More than Meets the Eye – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    107. Case Report: A Rare Cause of Cardiogenic Shock – More than Meets the Eye – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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    Patient Summary







    A 35 year old healthy male presents with cardiogenic shock and new heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. He has ventricular instability and is diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis by endomyocardial biopsy. His course over several years includes LVAD bridge to heart transplantation. He then has a recurrence of giant cell myocarditis in the transplanted heart which is successfully treated with high dose immunosuppression. 















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    Giant Cell Myocarditis Pearls







    * Giant cell myocarditis (GCM is a rare – and often fatal - cause of acute myocarditis. A hallmark of GCM is the presence of multinucleated giant cells; however, these may take 1-2 weeks to appear and can also be seen in sarcoidosis.* Most etiologies of fulminant myocarditis do not have bradyarrhythmias as a prominent feature, and their presence should increase the suspicion for sarcoidosis, Chagas disease, or GCM.* While non-specific, a clue to the diagnosis of GCM amongst other causes of myocarditis could be rapid clinical deterioration with minimal response to guideline directed therapy, including a lack of spontaneous recovery on mechanical support which more commonly occurs in fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis.* Mechanical support is typically needed in the management of GCM, either as a bridge to transplantation or recovery.* GCM can recur in the transplanted heart. This happens in up to 25% of transplant patients and warrants aggressive immunosuppression which usually is sufficient to ensure disease remission.







    Notes - Giant Cell Myocarditis







    * What is Giant Cell myocarditis (GCM)?* Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is an extremely rare – and often ...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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221 Ratings

221 Ratings

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I’m only 13, but I love it!!

Love it!! I’m planning on becoming a Nurse Practitioner, but I love things having to do with cardio. I would LOVE to be a surgeon (cardio), but simply just don’t have the grades. I also think it takes a very special person, and I’m not one of those people. This podcast is so educational! I’ve always been obsessed with the heart. It’s just so cool!!

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I love the podcast! I am a NP in a rural area with 20 years experience. Exactly what I needed. Where can I find episodes 1,2,3? They are not showing up in my Apple podcast feed!
Keep up the good work!❤️❤️😊

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Educational, engaging, and actionable!🙏

Whether you’re a true cardiology nerd or just you’re looking to be more proactive about your health - this is a must-listen podcast for you! The CardioNerds hosts are so knowledgeable and do a fantastic job leading conversations with a wide variety of health experts. They cover a good balance of subspecialty topics as well as general health information. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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