Roundtable Reviews

 
 
  • Recognizing Left Bundle Branch Block and When It Matters   These Mayo Clinic experts illustrate how to identify LBBB on ECG, what measures to take to correct it, and novel developments in cardiac resynchronization therapy.
  • How to Assess and Manage Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation?   Drs Acharya, Friedman, and Klaas discuss when to anticoagulate patients with atrial fibrillation; additional factors that contribute to stroke risk; and treatment options for stroke prevention.
  • Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure   Drs Egbe and Said join Dr Melissa Lyle to discuss the progress and challenges in managing patients who have undergone Fontan palliation.
  • With Sudden Death, Don't Automatically Blame the Heart   Drs Gayatri Acharya, Michael Ackerman, and Peter Noseworthy discuss the importance of investigating sudden deaths in light of new research showing that many presumed sudden cardiac deaths are not cardiac in origin.
  • Think Whole Food, Not 'Out of the Box' for Heart Healthy Diet   Dr Acharya interviews Mayo nutrition experts Drs Kopecky and Frantz to glean practical diet advice for patients.
  • Do ICDs Have a Role in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy?   Drs Naveen Pererira, Paul Friedman, and Abhishek Deshmukh discuss how clinical trials have shaped preferences for pacemakers, defibrillators, and optimal medical therapy in the treatment of nonischemic cardiomyopathy.
  • DOAC Dos and Don'ts   Cardiology and hematology experts from Mayo Clinic review how and when DOACs should be deployed in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or at risk for VTE. They also address approved and pipeline reversal agents.
  • Revascularization With PCI or CABG in the Post-SYNTAX Era   Drs Widmer, Joyce, and Holmes discuss how results of recent trials influence their treatment of coronary artery disease and their thoughts about the future.
  • Assessing Stroke Risk in Adult Congenital Heart Disease   Drs Lyle, Ammash, and McLeod discuss risk stratification for stroke in adults with complex congenital heart disease and how to choose between warfarin or the direct oral anticoagulants in the absence of data.
  • Bare-Metal, Drug-Eluting, and Bioresorbable Stents in Context   Drs Sandhu, Bell and Gulati discuss NORSTENT, LEADERS FREE, and the disappointing data on bioresorbable scaffolds.
  • Congenital Heart Disease Arrhythmias March to Their Own Beat   Dr Egbe leads an expert panel covering the key treatment strategies in treating atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in congenital heart disease patients.
  • Endovascular Therapy for Acute Stroke: An MDT Discussion   Dr Brown leads a multidisciplinary expert panel discussion of endovascular treatment for acute stroke, covering patient selection and imaging to avoiding complications.
  • Cardiac Needs in Athletes   In honor of the Rio Olympics, sports cardiology physicians from Mayo discuss referral and care of elite athletes.
  • Tips for Interpreting ICD Tracings   Cardiovascular electrophysiologists at Mayo delve into implantable cardioverter defibrillator tracings and provide tips on how to interpret them
  • Outpacing Pacemaker and ICD Infections   Drs Widmer, Cha and Sohail discuss the rise in cardiac-device infections and the state of the art in diagnosing and treating these infections.
  • Remote Monitoring for the Management of Heart Failure   Mayo's heart-failure experts discuss the logistical steps of implementing the CardioMEMS Heart Sensor and the best candidates for the procedure.
  • Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support   Dr Rihal leads an expert panel discussion on the use of percutaneous MCS devices, in light of the 2015 consensus statement.
  • Multivessel Revascularization: Still the Surgeons' Domain?   Drs Rihal, Gulati and Pochettino discuss the use of percutaneous vs surgical revascularization in multivessel coronary artery disease.
  • Liver Before Heart: Reversing Combined Organ Transplantation   Drs Sudhir Kushwaha and Rocky Daly share their considerations in reverse-order heart-liver transplant cases at Mayo's Heart Transplant Clinic.
  • A Return to Specific LDL-Cholesterol Goals   Dr Thomas Allison sits down with Dr Francisco Lopez-Jimenez and Dr Steven Kopecky to talk about the use of LDL-C goals, and their approach to cholesterol management following the IMPROVE-IT trial.