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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.

    July 30, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    July 30, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    Two studies on alcohol and AF incidence and an important paper on stable CAD are the topics John Mandrola discusses in this week’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic
    1 - COVID-19
    New Vaccinations Increasing in COVID Hot Spots https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955680
    2 - Alcohol
    - Moderate Drinking Protective After MI, Stroke in 'Flawed' Study https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955474
    - Risk Thresholds for Total and Beverage-Specific Alcohol Consumption and Incident Atrial Fibrillation https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2021.05.013
    - Can a Drink a Day Keep the Electrophysiologist Away? https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2021.06.010
    - Association of alcohol consumption with morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease: original data and meta-analysis of 48,423 men and women https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-021-02040-2
    3 - Coronary Artery Disease
    - CLARIFY Confirms Meds, Watchful Waiting in Angina, Stable CAD https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955313
    - International Observational Analysis of Evolution and Outcomes of Chronic Stable Angina: The Multinational Observational CLARIFY Study https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/suppl/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.054567
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    • 20 min
    Jul 23, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    Jul 23, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    COVID-19 messaging, coffee, CTA and statins, and Watchman problems are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic
    1- COVID-19:
    - COVID-19 Cases in US Triple Over 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955269
    - Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2108891
    - What Really Happened With that Weird Yankees COVID Outbreak https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/05/what-really-happened-with-that-weird-yankees-covid-outbreak.html
    2- Coffee:
    - Coffee Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in New Study https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954992
    - Coffee Consumption and Incident Tachyarrhythmias https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2782015
    - Another Cup of Coffee Without an Arrhythmia, Please https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2782021
    3- CTA and Statins:
    - CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955030
    - Reduction of Myocardial Infarction and All-Cause Mortality Associated to Statins in Patients Without Obstructive CAD https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.05.022
    4- Left Atrial Appendage Closure:
    - Five Risk Factors May Predict Thrombus on LAA Occlusion Implants https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955131
    - Predictors of Device-Related Thrombus Following Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.04.098
    - Device-Related Thrombus After Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.05.028
    Features:
    - Does Coffee Make Your Heart Flutter? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954996
    - Enough With the Coffee Research and Other Distractions https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/883709
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    • 23 min
    July 16, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    July 16, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    COVID-19, Ivermectin, a dissolving pacer, clinician well-being, and finerenone are discussed this week.
    1 COVID-19
    US 'Losing Time' Against Delta Variant, NIH Chief Says https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954882
    Ivermectin for COVID: How Do We Know What to Believe? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954681
    2 Dissolving Pacemaker
    Dissolving Pacemaker Impressive in Early Research https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954774
    3 Clinician Well-being
    Global Heart Organizations Unite to Promote Clinician Well-Being https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954803
    Clinician Well-Being: Addressing Global Needs for Improvements in the Health Care Field A Joint Opinion From the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, and the World Heart Federation https://www.jacc.org/toc/jacc/0/0
    From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider https://www.annfammed.org/content/12/6/573.full
    Bullying in Academic Medicine Rife, Underreported https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954709
    4 Finerenone
    FDA Approves Finerenone (Kerendia) for Slowing CKD in Type 2 Diabetes https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954606
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    • 18 min
    July 2, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    July 2, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    COVID-19, mRNA-vaccine-induced myocarditis, type 2 diabetes in kids, optimal medical therapy for CAD, and Alcohol are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic
    1-COVID
    - Fast-spreading Delta Variant, Vaccination Rates, Reintroduction of Indoor Masks: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940446
    - Health care 'breaking point': Cox confirms some Springfield COVID-19 patients transferred to St. Louis, Kansas City https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2021/06/29/springfield-covid-delta-variant-missouri-hospitals-cox-some-patients-transferred-vaccines/7787970002/
    2- COVID Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis
    - New Details of Myocarditis Linked to COVID Vaccines https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954061
    - Myocarditis Following Immunization With mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in Members of the US Military https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2781601
    - Patients With Acute Myocarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2781602
    3- Diabetes in the Clinic
    - 'Staggering' Doubling of Type 2 Diabetes in Kids During Pandemic https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953816
    4- Optimal Medical Therapy
    - OMT 'Best Insurance' for Extended Survival After Revascularization https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953959
    - Impact of Optimal Medical Therapy on 10-Year Mortality After Coronary Revascularization https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.04.087
    - Defining the Proper SYNTAX for Long-Term Benefit of Myocardial Revascularization With Optimal Medical Therapy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.04.088
    - Percutaneous Coronary Intervention versus Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting for Severe Coronary Artery Disease. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa0804626
    - Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with three-vessel or left main coronary artery disease: 10-year follow-up of the multicentre randomised controlled SYNTAX trial https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31997-X
    5- Alcohol
    - The Sick-Quitter Effect: How Alcohol Can Seem Cardioprotective When It Isn't https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953696
    Features:
    - Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Concerns Demand Respect, Not Absolutism https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/954038
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    • 19 min
    Jun 25, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    Jun 25, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

    Myocarditis and the COVID vaccine, lipid lowering guidelines, financial toxicity, and deprescribing statins are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. https://www.medscape.com/twic
    1 – COVID
    Varied COVID Vaccination Rates May Lead to 'Two Americas' https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953658
    Nearly All COVID Deaths in US Are Now Among Unvaccinated https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953703
    2 - COVID Vaccine Myocarditis
    FDA to Add Myocarditis Warning to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953647
    3 – Lipid Guidelines
    Clinicians Slow to Implement Lipid-Lowering Guidelines: GOULD Registry https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953688
    - Use of Lipid-Lowering Therapies Over 2 Years in GOULD, a Registry of Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the US https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2780713
    4 - Financial Toxicity
    Financial Burden Higher With CVD Than Cancer https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953687
    - Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and Financial Toxicity Among Adults in the United States https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.jaccao.2021.02.006
    5 - Deprescribing Statins
    Stopping Statins Linked to Death, CV Events in Elderly https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953545
    - Cardiovascular Outcomes and Mortality Associated With Discontinuing Statins in Older Patients Receiving Polypharmacy https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2780952
    - Effect of rosuvastatin in patients with chronic heart failure (the GISSI-HF trial): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(08)61240-4/fulltext
    - Rosuvastatin in Older Patients with Systolic Heart Failure https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0706201
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    • 20 min
    June 18, 2021 This Week in Cardiology

    June 18, 2021 This Week in Cardiology

    COVID vaccine myocarditis, Christian Eriksen and sudden cardiac death, therapeutic hypothermia, and revascularization of stable CAD are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast.
    https://www.medscape.com/twic
    1- COVID-Vaccine-Myocarditis
    AHA: Don't Delay COVID Shot While CDC Reviews Myocarditis Cases https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953233
    Myocarditis after BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccination https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.055913
    2- Christian Eriksen
    Christian Eriksen: un survivant qui doit nous inspirer
    https://francais.medscape.com/voirarticle/3607279
    Danish Soccer Player Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Euro Match
    https://www.webmd.com/news/20210614/danish-soccer-player-suffered-cardiac-arrest-during-euro-match
    Point/Counterpoint on Halting Implantation of the Subcutaneous ICD https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.jacep.2021.03.006
    3- Therapeutic Hypothermia
    Trial Supports Therapeutic Hypothermia in Nonshockable Cardiac Arrest https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919855
    Hypothermia versus Normothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2100591
    PulmCrit – A history of hypothermia for cardiac arrest, 2002-2021 (RIP)
    https://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/ttm2/
    4 - Revascularization of Stable CAD
    Meta-analysis Muses Over ISCHEMIA Message Had Trial Lasted Longer https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/951498
    Cardiac mortality in patients randomised to elective coronary revascularisation plus medical therapy or medical therapy alone: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab246
    Impact of revascularisation on outcomes in chronic coronary syndromes: a new meta-analysis with the same old biases?
    https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab330
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    • 22 min

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Saturday Mornings

Today’s podcast topics with Dr. Mandrola commentary is the reason I subscribed long ago and remains weekly Saturday ritual for me. As always, many thanks for what you do.

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The most trustworthy cardiology podcast

If I want to know if Dr Bhatt or Dr Nissen got it right, I check with Dr Mandrola. Any cardiologist in the trenches would be wise to do the same.

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Mandrill …“Bless his heart”!

Dr Mandrola delivers Well thought out evaluations of the cardiac and medical literature. Before bodyslamming the offending spin masters of facts …. He usually professes unrequited admiration for their position and hard work and then SLAMMMO!!

Not mean. Just reviews the numbers. The facts and the nature of the spin. Refreshing and engaging. I’m learning to better evaluate the data and spin now and look forward to Mandrola’s take each week.

This is a real doctor who deals w real patients. Like John, I am grateful to all the researchers and the excellent pharmaceutical companies we have. But things have changed in the last decade or so and you really have to carefully listen and evaluate what the academicians are saying. And What Big Phrarma is willing to spin and say to sell. Agree or disagree, you will learn a lot and find this podcast highly entertaining and one to look forward to.

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