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This series examines the trends in cardiac care, from medications, to technologies, to treatments guidelines.

This series examines the trends in cardiac care, from medications, to technologies, to treatments guidelines.
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This series examines the trends in cardiac care, from medications, to technologies, to treatments guidelines.

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English


Episodes

Peripheral Artery Disease: How New Stent Options are Revolutionizing Care

11/30/2018
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: William Gray, MD When compared to the options available to coronary artery disease patients, advances in treatment for peripheral artery disease have unfortunately been lacking. But now that’s all changing with the introduction of drug-eluting stents as a treatment option, as explained by the President of Lankenau Heart Institute at Main Line Health Dr. William Gray.

Duration:00:14:29

How the Game is Changing in Heart Failure Treatment

11/8/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Devi Nair, MD Thanks to recent advancements in technology, physicians are now able to transition from a reactive approach to heart failure treatment to a proactive one. Providing insight into this pivot and the essential devices that are making this switch possible is Dr. Devi Nair, an electrophysiologist at St. Bernards Heart and Vascular.

Duration:00:10:29

Challenging Case Studies: Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Post-discharge Antithrombotic Management

6/29/2018
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Guest: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH Guest: Roxana Mehran, MD Based on a live symposium held on April 26, 2018, this innovative, 15-minute, case-based CME activity features two prominent faculty covering important, timely clinical issues and recent data related to anticoagulation in patients after percutaneous coronary interventions.

Duration:00:14:00

Changing Course: Anticoagulation in Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Events

6/26/2018
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Guest: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH Guest: C. Michael Gibson, MD, FSCAI This CME activity is based on a live symposium held on April 26, 2018. It features a 15-minute Video Expert Dialogue with two internationally renowned faculty evaluating clinical issues and recent data regarding anticoagulation in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

Duration:00:15:30

Are VADs the Answer to the Heart Failure Epidemic?

6/8/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Eduardo Rame, MD Following a successful ventricular assist device clinical trial, Dr. Jennifer Caudle is joined by Dr. Eduardo Rame, Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, to discuss how this innovative technology is improving survival rates and decreasing the risk of adverse effects, such as stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, and infection, in heart...

Duration:00:18:00

Living with Heart Disease: How a Patient Gave her Diagnosis Meaning

4/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Mark Zucker, Director of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program at RWJBH/Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and his HCM patient and founder of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, Lisa Salberg, to discuss her inspiring story and the importance of early diagnosis.

Duration:00:13:29

Time for a Heart-to-Heart: Reflections of Life on the Transplant List

3/5/2018
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Bob Mitchell Quite suddenly, Bob Mitchell became very sick. He would endure three near-fatal episodes of ventricular tachycardia due to a heart muscle comprised of 54% scar tissue, as well as heart surgeries, two harrowing months of waiting on the transplant list for a new heart on life-supporting IV drips (during which time a malignant tumor was detected in his kidney), partial nephrectomy surgery to remove the cancer, another month of waiting, a 12-hour...

Duration:00:16:30

Heart of the Matter: Emerging Treatment Options for Congenital Heart Disease

2/9/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Thomas Doyle, MD About 40,000 babies are born with Congenital Heart Disease each year, making it one of the most common birth defects and causes of infant death in the US. CHD is usually present at birth but shows very few outward signs and, in most cases has no known cause or origin. New and evolving surgical techniques, along with the dawn of pediatric heart transplant, are transforming the field of pediatric cardiology and offer new options for CHD...

Duration:00:12:00

How Hypertension Guidelines Changes Are Impacting Our Patients

1/29/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Karol Watson, MD, PhD Under the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines, 46 percent of U.S. adults have high blood pressure which is up from 32 percent under the old benchmark. This interview covers the key information physicians need to know from the new guidelines in order to improve blood pressure control rates. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle is joined by Dr. Karol Watson, an attending cardiologist and a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the David Geffen School of...

Duration:00:08:59

How the Latest Hypertension Guidelines Will Change Your Practice

1/29/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Paul Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, FAHA Under the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines, 46 percent of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, which is up from 32 percent under the old benchmark. This interview covers the key information physicians need to know from the new guidelines in order to improve blood pressure control rates. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle chats with Dr. Paul Whelton, chair of the 2017 blood pressure guidelines writing committee, about how the new...

Duration:00:14:59

What to Know About the Latest Recommended Guidelines for High Blood Pressure in Adults

1/29/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Robert Carey, MD, FAHA Under the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines, 46 percent of U.S. adults have high blood pressure which is up from 32 percent under the old benchmark. This interview covers the key information physicians need to know from the new guidelines in order to improve blood pressure control rates. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle talks with Dr. Robert Carey, vice chair of the 2017 hypertension guidelines about the new recommendations and their impact on...

Duration:00:15:59

Toward Instantaneous Care: Real-Time Monitoring of Vital Signs

7/7/2017
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Denise Devine What if there was a way to monitor vital signs in real time? Denise Devine, Co-Founder of RTM Vital Signs, LLC, is working on just that. She is joined by Dr. Matt Birnholz at the Villanova Health Summit to discuss this innovative technology in development, which opens up the possibility of collecting continuous health data from patients to enhance point-of-care treatments.

Duration:00:05:59

Unclog the Arteries: Treatment Options for Arterial Disease

6/7/2017
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Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Grace Wang, MD, FACS Unclogging patient arteries is a key step to preventing stroke in patients with arterial disease. Whether it be preventing the operative stage, or surgery itself, advances in treatment at Penn Medicine are seeking to lessen the effects of arterial disease. Host Dr. Barry Mennen welcomes Dr. Grace Wang, vascular surgeon and Director of the Vascular Laboratory at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wang highlights the...

Duration:00:14:59

Treating Erectile Dysfunction: Key Cardiovascular Considerations

10/10/2016
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Host: Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA Live from the Clinical Lipid Update of the National Lipid Association in Amelia Island, FL, host Dr. Alan Brown welcomes Dr. Robert Kloner, Vice President of Translation at Huntington Medical Research Institutes and Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division of Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Kloner discusses the cardiovascular risk factors associated with erectile dysfunction, safety and efficacy of erectile...

Duration:00:15:59

Pharmacometabolomics to Predict Statin Response: Ready for Prime Time?

10/3/2016
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Host: Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA Live from the Clinical Lipid Update of the National Lipid Association in Amelia Island, FL, host Dr. Alan Brown welcomes Dr. Rhoda Cooper-DeHoff. Dr. Cooper-DeHoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Florida. She is also Associate Director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics at this institution. Dr....

Duration:00:14:00

Triglyceride-Lowering Therapies: Addressing Gaps in the Guidelines

9/26/2016
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Host: Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA Live from the Clinical Lipid Update of the National Lipid Association in Amelia Island, FL, host Dr. Alan Brown welcomes Dave Dixon, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist and Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dixon is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Clinical Lipid Specialist, and Fellow of the National Lipid Association. He serves as a Regional Representative for the Southeast Chapter of NLA...

Duration:00:10:00

PCSK9 Antibodies for Dyslipidemia: Efficacy, Safety, and Non-Lipid Effects

9/19/2016
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Host: Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA Live from the Clinical Lipid Update of the National Lipid Association in Amelia Island, FL, host Dr. Alan Brown welcomes Dr. Eugenia Gianos. Dr. Gianos is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and co-clinical director of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Gianos discusses the effectiveness, potential side effects, and patient outcomes with PCSK9 antibodies for management of dyslipidemia.

Duration:00:14:00

New Medication for High Cholesterol Not Cost-Effective

8/16/2016
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[Read the Article] The FDA recently approved a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. These new medications could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths, however they are very expensive. A new study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of this therapy and how increased use might affect the U.S. healthcare system. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco used a simulation model that included all U.S. adults 35 and older...

Duration:00:01:00

Device Reduces Risk of Brain Injury After Heart Valve Replacement

8/9/2016
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[Read the Article] Patients who might benefit from a heart valve replacement but are too ill for open heart surgery can sometimes undergo a less invasive procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation or "TAVI". About 10% of patients undergoing TAVI can experience small strokes and related brain injury as a complication. A new study found that the use of a cerebral protection device, which captures debris dislodged from blood vessels during the TAVI procedure, reduced the number...

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PVC Ablation Procedures for Ventricular Tachycardia

6/13/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Francis Marchlinski, MD Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Francis E. Marchlinski, Richard T. and Angela Clark President's Distinguished Professor and Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Marchlinski will review the epidemiology of PVCs, the kinds of problems that PVCs can cause, and how these problems manifest as symptoms in patients. He will also review the effectiveness of catheter ablation as a current...

Duration:00:14:59