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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

Cardionerds: A Cardiology Podcast CardioNerds

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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

    215. Atrial Fibrillation: Screening, Detection, and Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation with Dr. Ben Freedman

    215. Atrial Fibrillation: Screening, Detection, and Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation with Dr. Ben Freedman

    CardioNerds (Dr. Kelly Arps, Dr. Colin Blumenthal, Dr. Dan Ambinder, and Dr. Teodora Donisan) discuss the screening, detection, and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) with Dr. Ben Freedman. AF is frequently undiagnosed and its first manifestation can be a debilitating stroke. European and American guidelines differ slightly with regards to guidelines for AF screening in asymptomatic individuals. There are multiple methods available to screen for AF; the setting and the clinical scenario can help guide the choice. Consumer-led screening has its own challenges, as it can detect AF in a younger population where we should prioritize aggressive management of risk factors and comorbidities. There is uncertainty regarding the minimum AF burden that increases thromboembolic risk, however a high CHAD2S2-VASc score remains the strongest predictor of stroke risk independent of AF burden. Perioperative AF associated with non-cardiac surgery has increased risk of future stroke and adverse cardiac outcomes and should likely be treated as a new diagnosis of chronic AF.   







    This CardioNerds Atrial Fibrillation series is a multi-institutional collaboration made possible by contributions of stellar fellow leads and expert faculty from several programs, led by series co-chairs, Dr. Kelly Arps and Dr. Colin Blumenthal.







    This series is supported by an educational grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance. All CardioNerds content is planned, produced, and reviewed solely by CardioNerds.







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    • 49 min
    214. Lipids: Review of Icosapent Ethyl with Dr. Michael Shapiro

    214. Lipids: Review of Icosapent Ethyl with Dr. Michael Shapiro

    CardioNerds Tommy Das (Program Director of the CardioNerds Academy and cardiology fellow at Cleveland Clinic), Rick Ferraro (cardiology fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital), and Dr. Xiaoming Jia (Cardiology Fellow at Baylor College Medicine) take a closer look at the mechanism of icosapent ethyl in triglyceride lowering and ASCVD risk reduction with Dr. Michael Shapiro, the Fred M. Parrish professor of cardiology at Wake Forest University and Director of the Center for Preventative Cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, student doctor Akiva Rosenzveig.







    This episode is part of the CardioNerds Lipids Series which is a comprehensive series lead by co-chairs Dr. Rick Ferraro and Dr. Tommy Das and is developed in collaboration with the American Society For Preventive Cardiology (ASPC).







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    Pearls - Icosapent Ethyl







    * Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two major Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. While both have been shown to lower triglycerides, only purified EPA formulations have been shown to reduce ASCVD risk.* Mechanisms of triglyceride (TG) lowering by icosapent e...

    • 32 min
    213. ACHD: Transitions of Care in Congenital Heart Disease with Dr. Peter Ermis and Dr. Scott Cohen

    213. ACHD: Transitions of Care in Congenital Heart Disease with Dr. Peter Ermis and Dr. Scott Cohen

    CardioNerd (Amit Goyal),  ACHD series co-chair Dr. Agnes Koczo (UPMC), and episode FIT lead, Dr. Logan Eberly (Emory University, incoming ACHD fellow at Boston Adult Congenital Heart) join Dr. Peter Ermis (Program Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Texas Children's Heart Center), and Dr. Scott Cohen (Associate Professor and Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin) for a discussion about transitions of care in congenital heart disease.  Audio editing by Dr. Gurleen Kaur (Director of the CardioNerds Internship and CardioNerds Academy Fellow).







    Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common clinically significant congenital defect, occurring in approximately 1 in 100 live births. With modern advances in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, over 90% of children born in the developed world with CHD will now survive into adulthood, and there are currently more adults than children living with CHD in the United States1.







    As these children become adults, they will need to transition their care from pediatric to adult-centered care. Unfortunately, during this transition period, there is often delayed or inappropriate care, improper timing of the transfer of care, and undue emotional and financial stress on the patients, their families, and the healthcare system. At its worst, patients are lost to appropriate follow-up. In this episode, we review the current climate in transitions of care for CHD patients from child-centered to adult-centered care, discuss the difficulties that can occur during the transitions process. We further discuss how to mitigate them, and highlight the key elements to the successful transitions of care.







    The CardioNerds Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) series provides a comprehensive curriculum to dive deep into the labyrinthine world of congenital heart disease with the aim of empowering every CardioNerd to help improve the lives of people living with congenital heart disease. This series is multi-institutional collaborative project made possible by contributions of stellar fellow leads and expert faculty from several programs, led by series co-chairs, Dr. Josh Saef, Dr. Agnes Koczo, and Dr. Dan Clark.







    The CardioNerds Adult Congenital Heart Disease Series is developed in collaboration with the Adult Congenital Heart Association, The CHiP Network, and Heart Univ...

    • 43 min
    212. Narratives in Cardiology: Becoming & Thriving as a Fellowship Program Director with Dr. Katie Berlacher and Dr. Julie Damp – Tennessee Chapter

    212. Narratives in Cardiology: Becoming & Thriving as a Fellowship Program Director with Dr. Katie Berlacher and Dr. Julie Damp – Tennessee Chapter

    CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder), join  Dr. Gurleen Kaur (Director of CardioNerds Internship and medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital),  Dr. Victoria Thomas (Cardionerds Ambassador, Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Dr. Katie Berlacher (Cardiology program director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), and Dr. Julie Damp (Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cardiovascular disease fellowship program director) to discuss becoming & thriving as a fellowship program director and more in this installment of the Narratives in Cardiology Series. Special message by Tennessee ACC State Chapter Governor, Dr. John L Jefferies. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, student doctor Akiva Rosenzveig.







    The PA-ACC & CardioNerds Narratives in Cardiology is a multimedia educational series jointly developed by the Pennsylvania Chapter ACC, the ACC Fellows in Training Section, and the CardioNerds Platform with the goal to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in cardiology. In this series, we host inspiring faculty and fellows from various ACC chapters to discuss their areas of expertise and their individual narratives. Join us for these captivating conversations as we celebrate our differences and share our joy for practicing cardiovascular medicine. We thank our project mentors Dr. Katie Berlacher and Dr. Nosheen Reza.







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    • 55 min
    211. Case Report: A Zebra in Polka Dots – Coronary Intervention With Glanzmann Thrombasthenia – UCLA

    211. Case Report: A Zebra in Polka Dots – Coronary Intervention With Glanzmann Thrombasthenia – UCLA

    CardioNerds (Amit and Dan) join Dr. Omid Amidi (CardioNerds Academy Graduate) and Dr. Marwah Shahid from the UCLA Cardiology Fellowship program along with Dr. Evelyn Song (CardioNerds Academy House Faculty and Heart Failure Hospitalist at UCSF) to discuss a complex case focused on management of severe coronary artery disease in a patient with Glanzmann thrombasthenia. Dr. Rushi Parikh (Interventional cardiologist, UCLA) provides the ECPR for this episode. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, student doctor Akiva Rosenzveig.







    Glanzmann Thrombasthenia is a bleeding disorder due to impairment of platelet aggregation secondary to a mutation in the GPIIB/IIIA receptor. This case is focused on work up of stable coronary artery disease followed by a discussion on duration of dual antiplatelet therapy post percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with Glanzmann thrombasthenia.  







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    • 35 min
    210. Family History of Premature ASCVD with Dr. Ann Marie Navar

    210. Family History of Premature ASCVD with Dr. Ann Marie Navar

    CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder), Dr. Ahmed Ghoneem (CardioNerds Academy Chief of House Taussig and medicine resident at Lahey Hospital), and Dr. Gurleen Kaur (Director of CardioNerds Internship and medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital) discuss family history of premature ASCVD with Dr. Ann Marie Navar, Preventive Cardiologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Population and Data Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center. They discuss the art of soliciting a nuanced family history, refining cardiovascular risk using risk models and novel markers, counseling patients with elevated risk, and more. Show notes were drafted by Dr. Ahmed Ghoneem and reviewed by Dr. Gurleen Kaur. Audio editing was performed by CardioNerds Intern, student Dr. Adriana Mares.







    For related teaching, check out this Tweetorial about CAC by Dr. Gurleen Kaur, the Family History of Premature ASCVD Infographic by Dr. Ahmed Ghoneem, and the CardioNerds Cardiovascular Prevention Series.







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    Patient summary: Mr. B is a 51-year-old gentleman who is referred to CardioNerds Prevention Clinic by his PCP. He does not have a significant past medical history. He is a former smoker but quit 2 years ago. His BP in clinic today is 138/84; he is not on any antihypertensives. His most recent lipid profile 2 weeks prior showed a total cholesterol level of 250 mg/dL, a TG level of 230 mg/dL, an LDL cholesterol of 174 mg/dL, and an HDL cholesterol of 30 mg/dL. He tells us that his father had a “heart attack” at the age of 52, and he would like to further understand his own risk. We calculate his ASCVD risk score, and it is 9.8%.







    1. What constitutes a positive family history (FHx) of premature ASCVD? What is an approach to the art of soliciting the FHx from our patients?

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

leah PFQHC ,

Fantastic review even for PCPs

I’m a family doc at an FQHC and take care of a lot of patients with heart disease. I just discovered this podcast and find it super useful even for a non-cardiology audience. Kudos to the Cardionerds team!

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Awesome podcast

Amazing podcast overall. The content is awesome. However, I’m not a fan of the excessive praises before and after every comment, it sounds fake, like you’re all just brown nosing each-other. Also, I’ve probably listened to like 30+ episodes, and I never heard anyone disagree with someone else. (I’m sure there has been tho). Seems to be a lot of prewritten statements and praises. The dialogue thus seems manufactured. Keep it up but dare to disagree and have some authentic dialogue/debate. Disagreement isn’t the same as disrespect.

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Amazing podcast

I work as a cardiac ICU nurse & I love listening to the case reports. I always learn something new!

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