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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.

    Sep 10, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    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/
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    • 21 min
    Sep 3, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    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
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    • 24 min
    Aug 27, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    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
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    • 24 min
    Aug 20, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    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 is one of the hardest I have seen in years. Stay tuned.
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    • 18 min
    Aug 13, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    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
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    • 21 min
    Aug 6, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    Aug 6, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    The COVID-19 surge, vaccine-induced myocarditis, Heart Rhythm news, the state of medical evidence, and doctors in unions are discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week's podcast.
    https://www.medscape.com/twic
    1- COVID-19
    Texas COVID-19 Wave Is Climbing More Steeply Than Past Waves https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956104
    White House Says US Can Provide COVID-19 Boosters if Needed https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956016
    2- Vaccine-Myocarditis
    Myocarditis Tied to COVID-19 Shots More Common Than Reported? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956089
    3- Heart Rhythm News
    The Three Big Stories from the Heart Rhythm Society's 2021 Meeting https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955989
    4- Medical Evidence
    Despite Retraction, Study Using Fraudulent Surgisphere Data Still Cited https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956090
    Ongoing Citations of a Retracted Study Involving Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in COVID-19 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2782460
    5- Doctors in Unions?
    Physicians Need to Unionize Now https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955888
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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PollySCards ,

Excellent program

Very much enjoy this podcast. I get to hear about the latest trials with insightful analysis of the pros, cons, and practical applications clearly explained. The presenter’s style is engaging, not at all dry. Thank-you for making it easy for me to keep up with the world of cardiology!

htiekrellim ,

Highly recommended

I would strongly recommend this podcast for any practicing cardiologist. Dr. Mandrola has a great approach to evaluating new cardiology data combining common sense, experience, wisdom and also a rigorous analysis of new clinical trial data and helps put new data into context to make it immediately clinically useful…in tomorrow’s clinic! I have never heard a hint of industry influence in his discussions. An electrophysiologist, he has a healthy skepticism of WATCHMAN for example. A big fan of SGLT2 inhibitors, his praise of EMPEROR-preserved was measured. This is an academic level analysis of cardiology issues of the day in a format that is highly approachable, concise and efficient for a busy practitioner. Please listen.

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Excellent

In medicine, it is important to continue learning and staying up to date. This helps in that pursuit.

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