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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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United States

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ReachMD

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Is Cardiac Resynchronization Beneficial?

1/22/2009
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Host: Larry Kaskel, MD Guest: David Kass, MD Does cardiac resynchronization therapy reduce the long term mortality risk in patients with heart failure. Host Dr. Larry Kaskel discusses with Dr. David Kass, a professor of cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the history of cardiac resynchronization and its application in the prevention of heart failure. Tune in to hear why the primary care physician should care about ventricular dyssnchrony, and the limitations of...

Duration:00:14:59

Researching Ways to Treat Aortic Stenosis

1/20/2009
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: William Fearon, MD Aortic stenosis is a disease that impacts heart valves but is often very difficult to treat in elderly and very sick patients. Dr. William Fearon,nbsp;assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine,nbsp;tells host Bruce Japsen about work being done to improve treatment for these difficult populations of patients.

Duration:00:13:29

The FAME Study, Fractional Flow Reserve and Reducing Heart Attacks

1/20/2009
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: William Fearon, MD Its called the FAME study, and doctors placing stents or conducting bypass surgery are going to be hearing more about it.nbsp;Dr. William Fearon, an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University, tells host Bruce Japsen about how patients whose treatment was based on fractional flow reserve werenbsp;less likely to have a major adverse cardiac event than those who had standard angiography.

Duration:00:14:29

Unexpected Elevated Blood Pressure: What to Do?

1/9/2009
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Michael Bresler Do you know how to respond in your office to an unexpectedly elevated blood pressure in a patient not previously diagnosed with hypertension? Dr. Michael Bresler, professor in the division of emergency medicine at Stanfordnbsp;University School of Medicine and director of emergency medicine at the Mills-Peninsula Health System, discusses management of a new diagnosis of hypertension. Dr. Shira Johnson is the host as Dr. Bresler reviews a...

Duration:00:14:59