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Cancer Antigen-125 and outcomes in acute heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The meta-analysis discussed in this podcast studied the outcomes of Carbohydrate antigen-125 (CA125), an ovarian cancer marker, in acute heart failure. Heart Asia social media editor Dr Robin Chung discusses the clinical practice implications of this paper with Dr Christien Li Ka Hou, Associate-medical student at Newcastle University, UK, and clinical researcher of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. He is the leading author of “Cancer antigen-125 and outcomes in acute heart...


Patient preferences for types of community-based cardiac rehabilitation programme

In this episode, Heart Asia social media editor Dr Robin Chung talks to Hung Yong, Xin Yi, Yu Heng, authors of the recently published paper "Patient preferences for types of community-based cardiac rehabilitation programme". Read it on the Heart Asia website: http://heartasia.bmj.com/content/10/1/e010976.


Orbita trial implications in patients from developing nations

“It’s good news” for developing countries where angioplasty as first line of treatment for ischaemic symptoms is not an option. “When angioplasty can not be offered as early on as in the developed countries, giving patients antianginal therapies is a very valid alternative”. Dr. Rasha Al-Lamee tells Heart Asia social media editor Robin Chung the implications of her unprecedented trial in more remote parts of the world. ORBITA is a blinded, multicentre randomised trial of percutaneous...


Don’t be concerned about the rewards. How to reach your goals with a 'focused vision' and a plan

What is the mirror test? Or the rocking chair test? How important are these in finding out what drives you? And what is the role of strategic planning in this process? In this Heart Asia podcast, Dr Ernest Garcia, specialist in the science of image interpretation, tells Dr Andrew Einstein, cardiologist, about the importance of planning ahead in the journey of finding inner value and reaching goals. He is a Professor at the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University,...


Cardiovascular health care in North India: two different realities for boys and girls

Associate editor of Heart Asia, Dr Clara Chow, talks to Dr Shibba Takkar, Associate Professor of Cardiology at the Unit-Hero DMC Heart Institute, in Ludhiana, North of India, about the details of her study, “Gender bias in cardiovascular health care in a tertiary care center of North India”. One of the few female cardiologists working in that area of Punjab, Dr Takkar puts the specificity of the screening program of heart disease in children in North India into context. The author also...


The latest revision of the Jones criteria for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever

In this podcast, Professor Ganesan Karthikeyan, the Editor-in-Chief of Heart Asia, interviews Dr Andrea Beaton about the 2015's revision of the Jones criteria for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and its major implications for practice in low-income and middle-income countries. Dr Andrea Beaton is the co-author with Jonathan Carapetis of this paper, accessible here: http://heartasia.bmj.com/content/7/2/7.full.


The editor meets the team: Ganesan Karthikeyan meets the associate editor Lieng Hsi Ling

Heart Asia's editor-in-chief Ganesan Karthikeyan, Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi, interviews associate editor Lieng Hsi Ling, Professor at the National University Heart Centre, in Singapore. This is the first of a series of podcasts about the team of Heart Asia, its members' vision for the journal and their own personal interests.