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Cardiac Consult: A Cleveland Clinic Podcast for Healthcare Professionals

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A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring heart, vascular and thoracic topics of interest to healthcare providers: medical and surgical treatments, diagnostic testing, medical conditions, and research, technology and practice issues.

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A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring heart, vascular and thoracic topics of interest to healthcare providers: medical and surgical treatments, diagnostic testing, medical conditions, and research, technology and practice issues.

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Cardiac Consult: A Cleveland Clinic Podcast for Healthcare Professionals

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Catheter Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation: CABANA

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Oussama Wazni, MD, Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and Bruce Lindsay MD, past Section Head and past president of Heart Rhythm Society discusses the challenges and findings from the CABANA trial and its implications on future clinical practice, when to offer ablation vs. medical management.

Sep 27 2018

14mins

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Rank #2: ACC 2019 Highlights: TAVR, Electrophysiology, Anti-thrombotic Therapies

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A. Michael Lincoff, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research), reviews the results from clinical trials presented at the 2019 American College of Cardiology Conference focusing on three major practice areas: 1) the use of transcatheter aortic valves (TAVR) in low risk patients (PARTNER 3, Evolut Low); 2) electrophysiology studies (Apple Heart, WRAP-IT) ; and 3) anti-thrombotic therapies in patients with atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndrome or percutaneous intervention (AUGUSTUS, GLASSY). Dr. Lincoff summarizes the studies’ design and results, and provides insight into the potential impact on future care of patients based on these outcomes.

Apr 04 2019

25mins

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Rank #3: Heart Failure Strategies: What’s new?

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Dr. Steven Nissen discusses talks with Jerry Estep, MD, Section Head, Heart Failure and Transplantation and Edward Soltesz, MD, Surgical Director of the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure and Recovery about innovations in heart failure surgery, including changes in LVAD therapy and heart transplant making an impact on patient outcomes, when patients should be referred for advanced heart failure therapy, LVAD back-up strategies for traditional cardiac surgery, the newest medications and when to prescribe, and the new technologies for pulmonary pressure monitoring.

Feb 12 2019

15mins

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Rank #4: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Dr. Steven Nissen, Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic discusses hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with experts: cardiologist Milind Desai, MD and cardiovascular surgeon, Nicholas Smedira, MD . Topics include diagnostic findings, the nuances of surgical approach, determining the appropriate treatment for the best outcomes including symptom relief and decreased incidence of cardiac death, and genetic screening.

Dec 27 2018

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Rank #5: Research: Putting Ideas into Action

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Dr. Steven Nissen is joined by interventional cardiologist Michael Lincoff, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Research and Cleveland Clinic’s C5Research academic research organization, to share advice for physicians who want to get involved in research. They cover getting started, obtaining funding, following regulatory standards and making your research efforts a success.

Sep 18 2018

17mins

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Rank #6: Heart Rhythm Society 2019 - Highlights

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Dr. Oussama Wazni, Section Head, Electrophysiology and Pacing at Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Dan Cantillon, Director of Research in Electrophysiology and Pacing discuss the highlights from the recent Heart Rhythm Society Meeting. Research discussed includes bariatric surgery and afib ablation; digital health in electrophysiology; central monitoring unit outcomes; HIS bundle CRT pacing and pulse field ablation.

Aug 01 2019

10mins

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Rank #7: Business Management in the Cardiac Cath Laboratory - CC and HBS

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Dr. Steven Nissen discusses talks with Harvard Business School Professor Michael Tushman, and Cleveland Clinic cardiologists Dr. Samir Kapadia, Section Head, Interventional Cardiology, and Dr. Grant Reed, authors of a recently published paper focused on operational efficiency in the cath lab. They provide guidance on how to deliver high quality care in a cost effective manner.

Feb 07 2019

16mins

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Rank #8: Tools for improving clinical practice

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Dr. Steven Nissen discusses clinical effectiveness with Dr. Umesh Khot, Vice Chairman and director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Innovation How do the factors of Quality, Operations, and Reimbursement work together to improve effectiveness and efficiency? Dr. Khot provides an example of his work with STEMI patients and how standardizing care improved door to balloon time as well as decreased patient care variability. Other examples are provided. This process has also provided opportunities for research and publications.

Jan 24 2019

14mins

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Rank #9: Hypertension: What Clinicians Need to Know

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Dr. Luke Laffin, staff cardiologist in Preventive Cardiology and Clinical Specialist in Hypertension at Cleveland Clinic answers questions about hypertension management. He provides 5 main points clinicians need to know about fitting the hypertension guidelines into their daily practice and discusses tips for medication management, use of self-blood pressure monitoring and the role of lifestyle changes.

Oct 11 2018

13mins

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Rank #10: Association Between Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Early Postprocedural Stroke

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Dr. Venu Menon, Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program and Section Head, Clinical Cardiology and Chetan Huded MD, Interventional Fellow discuss incidence of stroke up to 30 days after TAVR. Dr. Huded published his findings in JAMA . Drs. Menon and Huded discuss the patient population, pulled from the TVT registry and what the findings mean for clinical practice.

Nov 07 2019

9mins

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Rank #11: Cholesterol Update: LDL and Lp (a)

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Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Leslie Cho, Section Head Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation about LDL cholesterol and statin intolerance. They discuss the full range of options available and what is in the future for LDL management. Then, Dr. Nissen describes the latest Lipoprotein a (also called Lp (a)) – what it is, why it’s important and a new research trial addressing this new frontier in lipid management.

Sep 26 2019

13mins

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Rank #12: Tall Rounds: Treatment of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

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Eric Roselli, MD, Director of the Aorta Center at Cleveland Clinic leads the discussion on treatment of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease. Joanna Ghobrial, MD discusses family screening; Leonardo Rodriguez, MD reviews clinical presentation; Milind Desai, M D discusses imaging; Douglas Johnston, MD covers valve choice in the young patient; Amar Krishnaswamy, MD & Samir Kapadia, MD covers patient candidates for TAVR and valve-in-valve; and finally Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD discusses connective tissue disorders in bicuspid aortic valve disease. After listening, join us for the Tall Rounds® presentation on Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease.

Mar 05 2019

18mins

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Rank #13: Endocarditis - Clinical Insights

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Dr. Gosta Pettersson, cardiac surgeon and Director of the Endocarditis Center leads a discussion with infectious disease specialist Dr. Nabin Shrestha and cardiologist Dr. Paul Cremer about endocarditis (SBE). Topics include early recognition and diagnosis, nuances and timing related to specific micro-organisms and underlying medical conditions, causes of endocarditis, counseling patients with heart valve disease, complications, morbidity and mortality related to endocarditis, indications for heart surgery and considerations for SBE treatment.

Sep 12 2019

19mins

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Rank #14: Structural Heart Disease Interventions – beyond TAVR

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Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy interventionalist and expert in structural heart disease about procedures used to treat structural heart disease, such as MitraClip, paravalvular leak repair, PFO closure, and - we all know about transcather aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but what about transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), tricuspid and pulmonic valves? Dr. Krishnaswamy describes the procedure, indications and outcomes.

Aug 22 2019

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Rank #15: Advances in hospital-based monitoring, analysis and responsiveness

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Steven Nissen, MD talks with Daniel Cantillon, MD, staff electrophysiologist and Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic’s Central Monitoring Unit about advanced approaches to telemetry monitoring for hospitalized patients. Dr. Cantillon leads a large central monitoring unit with sophisticated technology and risk stratification tools, triage algorithms and protocols and a well-trained staff. Dr. Cantillon and Dr. Nissen discuss the factors measured, what goes into the algorithms and how this type of technology can prevent emergency events – or allow for treatment before an emergency event occurs; as well as hopes for future technology and research.

Mar 21 2019

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Rank #16: Resistant Hypertension and Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Luke Laffin, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and cardiologist in the Section of Preventive Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic talks about two related abstracts recently presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension Scientific Sessions focused on resistant hypertension in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Dr. Laffin defines resistant hypertension, the prevalence of resistant hypertension in a cardiac rehabilitation setting, factors associated with patients who have resistant hypertension, and lessons learned about this patient population.

Nov 28 2019

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Rank #17: Pulmonary Hypertension: What clinicians should know – panel of experts

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Dr. Miriam Jacob discusses pulmonary hypertension with cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael Tong and pulmonologist Dr. Gustavo Heresi. Many topics are discussed including the complexity of evaluation and diagnosis, a review of the World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension recommendations and what this means for diagnosis thresholds, approaches to medical therapy, surgery for those who have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA), and when lung transplant is considered. The pulmonary hypertension team approach at Cleveland Clinic is described as well as current research studies.

Jul 18 2019

21mins

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Rank #18: Tafamidis Treatment for Patients with Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

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Dr. Mazen Hanna describes the findings of ATTR-ACT, a study aimed at the treatment of transthyretin (TTR) amyloid cardiomyopathy with the medication tafamadis. Those who were treated with the medication had reduced mortality, hospitalizations, and better functional capacity and quality of life. This is an exciting new breakthrough for patients with TTR amyloidosis.

Nov 29 2018

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Rank #19: Drug Recalls – what you should know for patient care

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Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Jerry Estep, Section Head of the George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery and Brad Williams Pharm D, pharmacy specialist for heart failure about drug recalls. In light of the recent ARB recalls, these three medical experts discuss the ARB recall, how to keep current with new recalls, what physicians should do when a medication has been recalled, the challenges of generic medications, alternative medications for heart failure and hypertension, and when ARBs should be used.

Dec 12 2019

12mins

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Rank #20: Effect of Left Ventricular Conduction Delay on Cardiovascular Mortality

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Dr. Daniel Cantillon discusses their analysis of ECG recordings of over 24,000 patients from the PRECISION study. They found that left bundle branch block (LBBB) and left intraventricular conduction defect (LIVCD) is an important risk factor for increased mortality in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Nov 14 2019

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