Stents and Arrhythmias Powerpoint Presentation

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Stents and Arrhythmias Powerpoint presentation used in the Q&A video session of 4/25/2014 (click on the Powerpoint screen to advance and follow the automations within the slides where necessary): This is an embedded <a target=”_blank” href=””>Microsoft Office</a> presentation, powered by <a target=”_blank” href=””>Office Online</a>.

“Cardiac perspectives from a heart surgeon”

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In March 2013,  I participated in a Podcast and several articles, published as “New fronts in heart disease: perspectives from a heart surgeon” in the Digital Journal. In it, I had the opportunity to discuss advances in the the treatment and prevention of heart disease. These were the questions that I addressed during the interview. For the answers I chose from …

Point-Counter Point

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Two new articles, published in the July edition of Clinical Research in Cardiology, provide a point-counter point perspective by cardiac surgeons and cardiologists. In them, the proponents used the SYNTAX trial to argue their points. Not surprisingly, the authors reached opposite conclusions. Now, how is that possible? In “Patients should be operated!” Reichenspurner and colleagues argue that “…clinical trials, both …

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) – Risks & Benefits

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A 58-year-old man has chest pain at 9:30 a.m.; 3 hours later, he calls for an ambulance. Paramedics arrive, provide standard treatment, and transport him to the nearest emergency department. On his arrival at a small hospital at 1 p.m., the findings are diagnostic of a myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation. The emergency department physician recommends immediate transfer to a …