Cardiology Perspective

 
 
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors Everyone wants to select the right gift, and this year more than ever, people want to give something that shows appreciation for a favorite physician in their life. Here are some great suggestions.
  • Fish Oils and CV Prevention -- Now What?   Drs Tracy Wang and Renate Schnabel discuss new data on omega-3 fatty acids from the REDUCE-IT trial of icosapent ethyl. Do the STRENGTH, OMEMI, and VITAL Rhythm trials from the AHA meeting raise concerns?
  • How the US Has Mishandled the Pandemic   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Koh about the missteps the United States has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can do better as vaccines become available.
  • Doctors: Our Culture Is Ours and We Need to Own It As physicians, we are complicit in the construction and maintenance of our culture. Is this who we want to be?
  • A Paradigm Shift for Preventing Stroke in Patients With Diabetes   Dr Christoph Diener on the promising new treatments that are taking aim at the deadly consequences of diabetes.
  • CAC Scores, Lp(a), CRP: CV Screening in Real Life   Lipidologists Budoff and Baum discuss real-life implications of the CAC score and how to apply it, and other measures, to everyday patients.
  • Hidden Diagnoses: From Einstein to Luther, JFK to Evita An acclaimed surgeon with rheumatoid arthritis and an emperor with a tracheotomy are among the fascinating vignettes presented here.
  • Nov 20 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID-19 vaccines and virtual AHA presentations on statins and the nocebo effect, high dose omega-3s, and AF ablation are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses on this week’s podcast.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • SCORED and FIDELIO-DKD: Time for Cardiologists to Help, Not Hurt, the Kidney   Nephrologist Jennie Lin and cardiologist Jane Wilcox discuss the results of SCORED and FIDELIO-DKD, presented at the AHA meeting. Can these drugs help the specialties work together to protect the kidneys?
  • COPD Highlights From CHEST 2020   COPD highlights from CHEST 2020, reported by Dr Darcy Marciniuk, include analysis of the effect of ICS-containing therapies on lung function decline and cardiovascular risk after acute exacerbation.
  • SAMSON Trial Makes Its Case to Cut Statin Side Effects   Lead author James Howard discusses the 'clever' N-of-1 SAMSON trial, designed to answer the age-old question of whether statin adverse effects are truly drug related.
  • AHA 2020 EARLY-AF and STOP AF Put Electrophysiology at a Crossroads Seemingly positive data on earlier use of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation concerns some electrophysiologists.
  • AHA 2020 SAMSON Answers the Statin Side Effect Question A nifty trial presented at the American Heart Association meeting could help patients with statin side effects restart the drugs.
  • Life, Death, and Painful Dilemmas: Ethics 2020 Medscape looked at how physician ethics have changed in the past decade. More than 5000 physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they have to deal with and the choices they make.
  • Highlights in CKD From ASN Kidney Week 2020   Dr Jeffrey Silberzweig highlights chronic kidney disease presentations from ASN Kidney Week 2020, including results from the DAPA-CKD trial, data on HIF inhibitors, and COVID-19 telenephrology.
  • Nov 13 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID19 vaccines, thrombolysis in stroke, industry payments to doctors, and the upcoming AHA are topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • How Long Should Docs and Nurses With COVID Stay Home?   Dr Alok Patel discusses considerations for healthcare professionals who have been exposed to the coronavirus when deciding to return to work.
  • How the COVID Pandemic May End: Lessons From the 1918 Flu   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Markel about how the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic compares to the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons we can learn from history.
  • Applying to Residency in a Pandemic: 5 Virtual Interview Tips Virtual residency interviews present a unique challenge. These five strategies to improve the content of your answers will be valuable long after the pandemic is over.