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This Week in Cardiology

Dec 10, 2021

AF triggers, rising BP during the pandemic, long COVID, cardiac arrest care, and social media are the topics John Mandrola, MD discusses in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit:

I – AF Triggers

- Alcoholic Drinks Stand Out in Novel Trial Exploring AF Triggers

- Individualized Studies of Triggers of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

II – BP Increase During the Pandemic

- Blood Pressure Control Worsened During COVID Pandemic

- Rise in Blood Pressure Observed Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

III – DOAC after VTE

- Apixaban Outmatches Rivaroxaban for VTE in Study

- Risk for Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism and Bleeding With Apixaban Compared With Rivaroxaban: An Analysis of Real-World Data

- Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes

IV – Long Covid

- In Long COVID, CPET Finds Abnormalities Other Tests Don't

- Use of Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing for Patients With Unexplained Dyspnea Post–Coronavirus Disease

V – Cardiac Arrest Care

- Calcium Does Not Benefit Patients in Cardiac Arrest

- Effect of Intravenous or Intraosseous Calcium vs Saline on Return of Spontaneous Circulation in Adults With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

VI – Social Media

- Online Reviews Most Important Factor in Choosing a Doctor: Survey


- Booze Out, Coffee Okay to Outsmart Atrial Fibrillation?

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