Arrhythmia & EP Perspective

 
 
  • A Tribute to Bernard Lown There are lessons for us all in the life and legacy of the renowned cardiologist and peace activist Bernard Lown, notes John Mandrola, MD.
  • Is Taking BP Meds at Night Really Better?   A controversial trial suggests that chronotherapy is key for hypertension management; cardiologist Christopher Labos takes a closer look.
  • What NFL, NBA, and MLB COVID Protocols Taught Us   Drs Robert Glatter, John DiFiori, James Kinderknecht, and Kathryn McElheny discuss protocols and experiences related to medical care of athletes in the NBA, NFL, and MLB during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Feb 5 2021 This Week in Cardiology   Carotid screening, AF and alcohol, subcutaneous ICD, and medical education are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • Jan 29 2021 This Week in Cardiology   AF and COVID-19, microthrombi in COVID-19 autopsies, vericiguat, and POTS are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • Ditch the Waiting Room (and Other Post-COVID Ideas) Kenny Lin argues that we shouldn't just return to 'business as usual' after the pandemic and waste an opportunity to discontinue evidence-free traditions.
  • COVID-19 Has Turned Cardiac Resuscitation Upside Down The presence of COVID-19 should make us think twice about CPR practices and safety, cautions Dr Amal Mattu.
  • Antiplatelet Therapy: Where Do We Stand Now?   Can duration of DAPT be shortened? Is single antiplatelet therapy an option? Drs Bangalore and Baber discuss these topics in antiplatelet therapy and more.
  • ECG Challenge: Did COPD Cause This Man's Irregular Heart Rate? A middle-aged COPD patient is intubated after experiencing respiratory distress and is found to have an irregular heartbeat. What does his ECG show?
  • Jan 15 2021 This Week in Cardiology   COVID, ACE/ARBs, left atrial appendage closure, SGLT2 inhibitors, and a clue in AF mechanisms are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • ECG Challenge: 'I'm Having Trouble Breathing' A man taking amiodarone for his atrial fibrillation feels increasingly short of breath and visits the emergency department. What's the diagnosis?
  • Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have Saved This Woman? When it comes to symptoms of uncertain cause, it's important for physicians to use all tools at their disposal to make a diagnosis.
  • Highlights in Mantle Cell Lymphoma From ASH 2020   Dr Amanda Cashen from Washington University reviews key studies on mantle cell lymphoma from ASH 2020, including new data on chemotherapy-free frontline options and CAR T-cell therapy.
  • 2020 Guideline Changes: Return-to-Play, Rooming In COVID has necessitated some changes for non-COVID areas of practice. Here are two guideline changes that every pediatric clinician should know.
  • Mandrola's Top 10 in Cardiology for 2020 While the pandemic dominated the medical news, there were both exciting and concerning developments in the world of cardiology.
  • Dec 11 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID, the clogged pipe frame of CAD, paclitaxel, and AF performance measures and Goodhart’s law are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week’s podcast.
  • Malpractice Case: When an Expert's Opinion on a Cardiac Death Isn't Useful An expert's opinion must be based on fact, not hypothesis and speculation.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • ECG Challenge: Irregular Pulse on Routine Exam A woman with a history of hypertension has a slightly irregular pulse during her checkup. What do her ECG patterns show?