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This Week in Cardiology

Apr 30, 2021

COVID-19 and global vaccinations, AF screening, conduction-system pacing, FDA ban on menthol tobacco, and a heartfelt essay are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast.


Indians Rush for COVID-19 Vaccines as Death Toll Passes 200,000

- Vaccine Breakthrough Infections with SARS-CoV-2 Variants

AF Screening:

Modest Clinical Gain for AF Screening of Asymptomatic Elderly: STROKESTOP

- Mass Screening for Untreated Atrial Fibrillation


- Does screening for disease save lives in asymptomatic adults? Systematic review of meta-analyses and randomized trials

- Toward evidence-based medical statistics. 2: The Bayes factor

Conduction System Pacing

Keeping Pace: His-Bundle CRT for Heart Failure Impresses in Second Randomized Trial

- A Randomized Trial of His pacing versus Biventricular pacing in Symptomatic Heart Failure Patients with left bundle branch block (His-Alternative)

- His Corrective Pacing or Biventricular Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization in Heart Failure


FDA Moves to Ban Menthol in Tobacco Products


Losing Both Parents During COVID: A Physician's 'Unwitnessed Grief'

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