Incentivizing Cardiologists to Do the Right Thing
Drs Harrington and Joynt Maddox discuss the move from volume-based to performance-based payment models and how to develop evidence-based quality metrics that make clinical sense. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Robert Guyton
The son of famed'Medical Physiology'textbook author Arthur Guyton tells Dr Ohman about his journey to cardiothoracic surgery and the rivalry among his nine physician siblings. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Apr 13, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, long QT syndrome, exercise for CV prevention, a new risk factor for mothers, and coronary obstruction post TAVR are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Apr 6, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Beta-blockers in diabetes, ACE inhibitors vs ARBs, cardiac implantable electronic device infections, alcohol and AF, and strengthening the p value threshold are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nebulized Nitrite for HFpEF? Don't Hold Your Breath
Dr Ileana Pi ñ a discusses the disappointing yet informative results of inhaled nitrite for HFpEF with INDIE investigator Dr Barry Borlaug. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Mar 30, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Dr. John Mandrola discusses heart failure care, methamphetamine, AF ablation, lead extraction, and myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Noninvasive Imaging for Suspected CAD: Which Test When?
Dr Anavekar explains the pros and cons of current noninvasive imaging modalities and his preferences for inpatient and outpatient assessment of CAD. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: State of the Heart
Surgeon Dr Mack and interventional cardiologist Dr Vahanian discuss why TMVR is more complicated than TAVR, the complexities of primary and secondary MR, and the'forgotten'tricuspid valve. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Mar 23, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
His-bundle pacing, Factor Xa reversal, heart failure quality measures, predicting prognosis after cardiac arrest, and myocarditis after cancer immunotherapy are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Will ODYSSEY Clear Hurdles for PCSK9 Inhibitor Access?
Drs Budoff and Baum discuss the topline results of the ODYSSEY trial presented at the 2018 ACC meeting and hope for easier access to PCSK9 inhibitors for their high-risk patients. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

His Bundle Pacing 'Very Viable' Alternative to RV Pacing
Learn about late-breaking registry data from ACC 2018, comparing patients who underwent His bundle or right ventricular pacing with study authors and HBP pioneers Drs Dandamudi and Vijayaraman. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

March 16, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
ODYSSEY, VEST, mSTOPS, CANTOS, and the Black barbershop blood pressure study are among the presentations from the 2018 American College of Cardiology meeting reviewed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

More Positives for PCSK9 inhibitors and the LDL-C Hypothesis
The co-investigator for the ODYSSEY study of alirocumab discusses which patients will benefit most from the expensive biologic and why the mortality reduction finding comes with qualifiers. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Mar 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Obesity in young people, type-2 diabetes, the risks of varicose veins, on-pump vs off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery and an ACC preview are the topics discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

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. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

March 2, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Vegetarian vs Mediterranean diets, a clarithromycin alert, a new stent, best choice of IV fluid, and early work in prevention Type I diabetes are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Echo Case: A Classic Case of … You Tell Me
Several images, one underlying pathology--can you identify it? Dr Wharton explains what to look for. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

7 Cardiology Trials to Look for in 2018
Trials on PCSK9 inhibitors, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and even catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation are among Drs Harrington and Gibson's picks for what to look for in 2018. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Genetic risk scores and early onset CAD, ECGs in athletes, the ripple effect of weight loss, troponin in sepsis, and fish oil for CVD prevention are the topics discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Which Patients Will Benefit?
Dr JoAnn Manson offers clinicians a new resource to guide discussions with patients about vitamins and supplements. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Feb 02, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Loperamide abuse, heart failure quality measures, and the CASTLE-AF ablation study are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Public Reporting as Public Shaming, and Potential Solutions
A recent viewpoint by Dr Bhatt against public reporting of PCI outcomes garnered a lot of support in the cardiology community and beyond. Dr Harrington asks how it can be done better. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Jan 26, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Surgical left atrial appendage closure, the effects of smoking and influenza on CV risk, acute stroke care, and why cardiologists are an unhappy bunch are discussed by Dr Mandrola this week. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Jan 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, bariatric surgery, statins, the LifeVest wearable defibrillator, and spontaneous coronary dissection are the topics discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Gilles Montalescot
Magnus Ohman speaks with Gilles Montalescot, whose illustrious career in cardiology and research in thrombosis led him from Paris to Beacon Hill and back. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

What Cardiologists Need to Know About New Diabetes Drugs
Drs O'Donoghue and McGuire discuss the data on the various SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 receptor agonists and when to consider prescribing them to your patients with diabetes. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

What COMPASS and RE-DUAL Mean for Aspirin and Triple Therapy
Drs Cohen and O'Donoghue review new data from the COMPASS and RE-DUAL PCI trials and potential strategies for patients who need anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

What Are the Best Surrogates in Heart Failure Trials?
Drs Pi ñ a and Udelson survey the latest knowledge on the markers and methods to predict patient outcomes. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Informed Patients May Choose Less Aggressive Care
Dr Allen discusses his study on the use of high-quality decision aids in patients considering left ventricular assist device destination therapy and the wider implications for interventional medicine. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Top Cardiology Trials of 2017 in Review
In this annual tradition, Drs Harrington and Gibson discuss their picks for the top cardiology trials of the year, covering PCSK9 inhibitors, anti-inflammatory and anthithrombotic drugs, and PCI. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Dec 15 Cardiology News
Noninvasive VT ablation, Riata leads, NOAC/DOAC therapies, HDL-C and infection risk, and fibrosis in triathletes are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Are Heart Failure Outcomes Measures Hurting Patients?
Dr Mandrola discusses the surprising inverse relationship between quality measures and heart failure mortality with study author Dr Larry Allen. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

ISCTR: Translating Cardiovascular Research to All Concerned
(Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Dec 8 Cardiology News
Mobile ECGs, PFO closure for migraine, AF care, lytic and mechanical removal of VTE and the PSCK9 inhibitor evolocumab are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Is There a Palatable Price Point?
The American Heart Association sessions featured two new analyses from the FOURIER trial, which prompted a discussion on the cost-effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibitor lipid-lowering therapy. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

An Enthusiastic Embrace of the New Hypertension Guidelines
Drs Yancy and O'Gara discuss the new definition of hypertension and when clinical judgment will come into play. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Dec 1 Cardiology News
Sports preparticipation screening, cell therapy in PAD, exercise, supplements, and US healthcare policy are reviewed in this week ’ s podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - December 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

DAPT Dilemmas Endure While BMS Should Fade Away
Dual antiplatelet therapy duration after coronary stenting remains debatable. Drs Harrington, Batchelor, and O'Donoghue discuss some of the data from TCT and predict the demise of bare metal stents. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU
Cardiac intensive care units have evolved rapidly in recent years. Drs Barsness and Acharya discuss unique training and resource requirements for a model CICU. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

When to Stent in Stable CAD? That Is (Still) the Question
Drs Harrington, Maron, and Patel discuss the ORBITA trial, which compared coronary stenting with sham percutaneous coronary intervention for angina relief. Why did ORBITA cause so much buzz? (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nov 17 Cardiology News
New hypertension guidelines, BP measurement, DOACs during device surgery, a CANTOS substudy, and conflicting data on the heart-failure readmissions reduction program are discussed this week. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension
Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Revascularization in CS: Keep It Simple and Get Out of Dodge
Drs Harrington, Batchelor, and O'Donoghue discuss the implications of the TCT late-breaking CULPRIT SHOCK trial testing culprit-only vs multivessel revascularization in unstable patients in cardiogenic shock. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nov 10 Cardiology News
Dr John Mandrola discusses PCI in stable CAD, MR, exercise, AHA preview, and celebrities at medical meetings in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Echo Case: Not Just Another Left Atrial Appendage
This narrated case proves that no matter the indication for the echo, it pays to be thorough. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nov 3 Cardiology News
The ORBITA sham-control PCI study, Watchman, revascularization in cardiogenic shock, Absorb BVS, quality-of-life outcomes after PCI or bypass, and chronic total occlusion PCI are discussed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - November 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Oct 27 Cardiology News
Statins tied to diabetes risk and reduced bacterial infections, a novel use for hs-troponin, mitral-regurgitation management, and His-bundle pacing are reviewed in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Oct 20 Cardiology News
Secondary AF, Heart failure statistics, DOAC bleeding rates, uncontrolled hypertension and stroke risk factors are discussed by John Mandrola in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - October 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

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. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - October 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts