Novel PAH Drug Proves Effective in 2 Trials
Two articles in the July 25 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine analyze the efficacy of a novel drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - August 21, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The New European Hypertension Guidelines: What Has Changed?
Henry Black talks about the new hypertension guidelines from ESH/ESC and what has changed since the last version. And why is JNC late? (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - August 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A New Era in the Treatment of PE and DVT
The results of this important trial fuel Dr. Samuel Goldhaber's excitement for new tools in the treatment of thrombosis. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - August 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Hemoglobin or Epo Dose: Which Poses Heart Risk?
George Bakris talked to Peter McCullough about the role of hemoglobin and erythropoietin in cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - August 7, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

How Is Your 96-Year-Old Patient Doing Post-TAVI?
Dr. Seth Bilazarian shares his thoughts on 'aggressive' treatment in the very elderly, why age should no longer be considered a standalone criterion, and the many implications of extreme longevity. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - August 7, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Patients, Restart Your Statins!
Henry Black discusses a cohort study which found that restarting statins in people who had stopped because of adverse effects did not increase the risk for recurrence. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 31, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Heart Failure Guidelines -- They Just Get Better
Ileana Pina discusses the highlights of the long-awaited guidelines on heart failure from the ACC and AHA. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 31, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Salt: I Can't Believe It's Still Controversial
Henry Black talks to Lawrence Appel about the continuing discussion on sodium, it's health risks, and whether 1500 mg a day is too low. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 26, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

AMA: Obesity Is a Disease. It's About Time
Dr. George Lundberg returns to Medscape with a commentary on the AMA's new policy statement that obesity is a disease. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Full-Dose Rivaroxaban for VTE in Elderly and Those With CKD
The results of a recent pooled analysis by Dr. Harry Buller, although counterintuitive, indicate the relative safety of full-dose rivaroxaban vs standard anticoagulation for these patients. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

White Coat Hypertension: Take It Home
Henry Black reviews an important 10-year follow-up study which finds that, for white coat hypertension, ambulatory and home measurements may be critical. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 9, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Time Is Brain'
A new study looks at how time to treatment with IV tPA affects outcomes in acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 9, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Obesity as a Disease? 'It's Academic'
Now that the American Medical Association has declared obesity a disease, clinicians can move on from that debate and focus on the best management of their obese patients, says Dr. Steven Smith. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - July 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Using Genetic Info Against Us: Is GINA Protective?
Sandra Fryhofer discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and whether it offers enough protections against discrimination from genetic testing. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - June 26, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Organs Donated by Prisoners? No, No, No!
It has been suggested that using organs voluntarily donated by prisoners could help ease the shortage. Bioethicist Art Caplan says it's wrong on many levels. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - June 25, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Omega-3: Fishing Out the Recent Evidence
JoAnn Manson reviews the current studies on fish oil supplements and provides a balanced perspective that can be used to advise patients who want to take them. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - June 4, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Microalbuminuria: Is It Even a Word Anymore?
Dr. George Bakris Skypes with Dr. Richard Glassock about microalbuminuria, and whether it's a risk factor or a marker. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - June 3, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Reducing MRSA: Has a Simple Solution Been Found?
A straightforward universal strategy is surprisingly effective in preventing infections in ICU patients. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - May 30, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Football Players and Heart Disease: Some Surprises
Henry Black talks to Robert Vogel about the National Football League's initiative on heart disease and a study with surprising findings for African Americans and defensive linemen. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - May 17, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Unfriending Chloride and Other Wisdom on IV Fluid
In this cross-Atlantic Skype interview, Donal O'Donoghue and Lynda Szczech have a comprehensive conversation about fluid replacement in the ICU, with a focus on the use of chloride vs sodium bicarbonate. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - May 2, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Cognitive Outcomes After Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest
The cognitive outcomes are reassuring for most patients who are cooled after cardiac arrest. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - May 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Chelation: Not the Useless Therapy We Thought It Was?
Henry Black talks to Robert Vogel about the TACT trial and its surprising results, that chelation therapy had a positive outcome. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 30, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Treating Hypertension: Basics and Beyond
Ileana Pina talks to Michael Weber, who provides some essential guidance on the treatment of hypertension in all phases. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 24, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Canagliflozin: Who May Benefit From New Diabetes Drug?
Dr. Anne Peters discusses the clinical considerations in prescribing this first-in-class drug for type 2 diabetes. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 9, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Scared of Alzheimer Disease? Run From It
Henry Black discusses a study that found protection from Alzheimer disease in people who exercised in midlife. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 5, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Cardiologists
Drs. Black and Ferdinand discuss risk reduction, health disparity, and the imperative to insure patients. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 3, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Treating Heart Failure Through Cardiac Regeneration
Advances in technology have allowed researchers to stimulate damaged cardiac muscle cells to regenerate in patients with heart failure. How might this affect the future of clinical practice? (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - April 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Does Thrombectomy Have a Future in Stroke?
Three recent studies compare endovascular therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in patients with acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 26, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Short Stay, Fast Return: The Catch-22 of Hospital Evaluation
Henry Black questions using readmission rates as a hospital evaluation measure in light of a recent JAMA study. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 20, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Hypertension Drugs: Double Up Right Away?
Dr. Henry Black discusses a propensity analysis in a study on hypertension, in which patients who started on 2 drugs at the time of diagnosis did better than those who delayed combination therapy. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Programming ICDs for Primary Prevention
This F1000 commentary reports on a landmark study whose findings support programming ICDs to heart rates of at least 200 beats/min with a longer delay before therapy. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Mediterranean Diet Study: 'Nuts!' to the Low-Fat Diet?
Henry Black, MD, talks about the recent study on the Mediterranean diet and why it has some guidance beyond what previous nutrition studies have provided. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Dementia Drug for Smoking Cessation?
This pilot study looks at whether an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor can attenuate the cognitive effects associated with tobacco withdrawal. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Does an Apology Make Up for Cheating?
If you cheat, like Lance Armstrong, a sincere apology helps, but verbally attacking those who tell the truth is shameful, says a leading bioethicist. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Doubling the RAS Blockade: A Bad ALTITUDE
This F1000 commentary reports on the ALTITUDE study, which concluded that combination blockade of the RAS should not be used in people with diabetes and CKD. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - March 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

White Coat Hypertension in the Very Elderly: Worth Treating?
Henry Black discusses a study on white coat hypertension in the very elderly, which suggested that treating these patients can still be beneficial. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 28, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

EVAR Equals Open Repair for AAA? Look Closer
Frank Veith talks about the OVER trial and finds many questions in its conclusions that open and endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm are equal. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 27, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Ischemic Stroke Guidelines: The Nuts and Bolts
Dr. Mark Alberts dissects the new AHA/ASA guidelines for the early management of acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Clone a 'Jurassic Park' Human: Why Not?
A Harvard genetics professor says that we have the ability to produce a cloned Neanderthal baby and it's worth discussing. Bioethicist Art Caplan has strong feelings about it. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Finally! Guidance on Relationships Between Experts and Pharma
Henry Black talks to Michael Weber about the new ACRE guidelines, which provide recommendations on realistic and ethical relationships between pharmaceutical companies and medical experts. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Critical Gaps in Emergency Preparedness
During a public health emergency, physicians need to be ready to lead medical response efforts. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - February 11, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

License to Eat? Obesity and Lower Mortality
Henry Black provides perspective on a recent JAMA study that found obesity to be related to lower mortality rates. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 30, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Our Bad Grades on Immunization: The NHIS Report Card
Sandra Fryhofer, MD, provides the disappointing results about our immunization rates, from the National Health Interview Survey for 2011. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 29, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Adult Immunization Schedule: A Quick Overview
Sandra Fryhofer, MD, discusses the key points of the new adult immunization schedule from ACIP. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 29, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Big Changes in the KDIGO CKD Guidelines
Jeffrey Berns provides insight on the new KDIGO guidelines on and reviews the big changes. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 25, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CKD and Heart Disease: It's a Factor -- Not a Marker
George Bakris talks to Paul Muntner via Skype about chronic kidney disease as a factor -- not a marker -- in cardiovascular disease. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Acute HF: Guidance on Reducing Readmissions
Ileana Pina offers some guidance on treating acute heart failure in light of recent studies and regulations aimed at limiting readmission rates. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 11, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts