Cardiology Perspective

 
 
  • TAILOR-PCI and the Role of Genotype-Guided Antiplatelet Therapy   Investigators from the TAILOR PCI trial that used point-of-care genomic testing to identify clopidogrel nonresponders discuss the take-homes and why genotyping may be better than platelet function tests.
  • Traveling in the Shadow of a Pandemic Despite a feeling that this could be bad, Melissa Walton-Shirley took a long-planned trip to Israel, hoping to be stay ahead of the coronavirus spread -- a decision she now realizes was an unnecessary gamble.
  • Do COVID-19 Vent Protocols Need a Second Look?   How what Cameron Kyle-Sidell, MD, saw in an NYC ICU prompted him to re-examine COVID-19 ventilator protocols
  • Apr 3, 2020 This Week in Cardiology Podcast   The COVID19 crisis—heroes, viral spread, betrayals, and intolerance of ideas—are discussed by John Mandrola, MD in this week’s podcast.
  • What Does VOYAGER PAD Mean for Antithrombotic Therapy?   What are the practice implications of the study that compared low-dose rivaroxaban plus aspirin vs rivaroxaban alone? How does it differ from COMPASS? Michelle O'Donoghue gets answers from the PI.
  • Yes, There Is a Role for Poetry and Fiction in a Pandemic   'They fancy themselves free. And no one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences,' wrote Camus in 'The Plague', which Abraham Verghese sees as relevant to our collective experience of COVID-19.
  • Expert Opinion: "Crazy for Ketones" – The Ketogenic Diet in Athletes Athletic performance and physique have been closely associated with diet and nutrition for ages. One such diet is the ketogenic diet, increasingly favored by many athletes.
  • COVID-19 Data, Fast and Furious: 'We Need to Adapt'   Several weeks after Dr Wilson's video on COVID-19 epidemiology, he takes another look at the data. Where are we, what can we learn, and what should we change moving forward?
  • Mar 27 2020 This Week in Cardiology   The COVID-19 crisis—ethics, hydroxychloroquine, and angiotensin drugs—are among the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD in this week’s podcast.
  • Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19 Being on-call in the COVID-19 era is different; interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi, MD, summarizes some of the current recommendations for safe practice.
  • ACC 2020What If There Is a Virtual ACC and Nobody Cares? It seems tone-deaf to discuss science-that-can-wait while colleagues across the world fight this challenge, writes John Mandrola, MD, of the upcoming virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.
  • COVID-19 and PPE: Some of Us Will Die A storm is coming, and the new fear is the shortage of personal protective equipment, warns John Mandrola, MD, of the COVID19 pandemic as some hospitals bar physicians from complaining.
  • ACC 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACC 2020
  • Is Sirolimus the Superior Heart Transplant Antirejection Therapy?   With 20 years of experience with sirolimus, two Mayo Clinic experts describe the advantages and disadvantages of this antiproliferative drug in patients after heart transplant.
  • Smalltown Practice: Even a Bathroom Stall Is No Escape Melissa Walton-Shirley recalls the joys and stresses of 24 years in smalltown private practice, where even an encounter in a public bathroom can turn into an office visit.
  • Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Trim the Nonsense? 'From the beginning of this pandemic, I have felt a smallness to much of what I do in electrophysiology,' admits John Mandrola, MD.
  • Is Hyperkalemia Always Bad in Patients With HF?   Dr Ileana Piña discusses facilitating RAAS inhibitors with potassium binders for patients with renal dysfunction.
  • Paclitaxel-Coated Devices on Pause for Patients With PAD   Why has Mayo Clinic placed a temporary moratorium on paclitaxel-coated devices for PAD? Radiology and cardiology experts discuss the controversy and what it will take to settle the issue.
  • Are e-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco? It's Complicated   Do e-cigarettes help people quit smoking tobacco? Maybe, but they come with risks, say Mayo Clinic experts.
  • A Cigarette in One Hand and a Fitbit on the Other Technology holds great promise to help us improve our health, but an over-reliance on technology can get in our way. When it comes to good health, it is the fundamentals that matter.