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This Week in Cardiology

Jul 29, 2022

A big new HF and EP trial, doctors and probability, LV assist devices in cardiogenic shock, vitamin D, and exercise in PAD are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast.

This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only.

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I. Left vs Left RCT

Taking Cardiac Pacing From Boring to Super-Cool

Conduction-System Pacing Shines vs BiV Pacing for CRT in Early Studies

• Baylor led research awarded $31 Million for Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure

II. Probability and Conjunction Fallacy

Is What You Call Probable...Impossible?

• Analysis of Physicians’ Probability Estimates of a Medical Outcome Based on a Sequence of Events

III. LV Assist Devices

Impella Pump for MI With Cardiogenic Shock Again Fares Poorly vs IABP in Study

• Clinical Outcomes and Cost Associated With an Intravascular Microaxial Left Ventricular Assist Device vs Intra-aortic Balloon Pump in Patients Presenting With Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock

• Intravascular Microaxial Left Ventricular Assist Device for Acute Myocardial Infarction With Cardiogenic Shock—A Call for Evidence of Benefit

• Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Therapy for Acute Myocardial InfarctionA Meta-analysis

IV. Vitamin D

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Lower Risk of Fractures

Why Is Vitamin D Hype So Impervious to Evidence?

• Supplemental Vitamin D and Incident Fractures in Midlife and Older Adults

V. Peripheral Artery Disease

For Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease, Pain Can Be Gain

• Effects of Walking Exercise at a Pace With Versus Without Ischemic Leg Symptoms on Functional Performance Measures in People With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Randomized Clinical Trial

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