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This Week in Cardiology


Jun 7, 2024

Cannabis and CV outcomes, post-CABG AF, embolic protection devices, emulation of randomization, and a preview heterogenous treatment effects are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers this week.

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I. Cannabis

It Sure Looks Like Cannabis Is Bad for the Heart, Doesn't It?

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/1000250

Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/cannabis-use-tied-increased-cardiovascular-risk-2024a10003yr

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain Tied to Arrhythmia Risk

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/medical-cannabis-chronic-pain-tied-arrhythmia-risk-2024a10000sc

  • Cannabis for Chronic Pain and CV Safety https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehad834
  • Editorial  https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/45/6/485/7500073
  • Response to Letter  https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehae314
  • UCLA paper https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2819559
  • Lifetime Cannabis Use and Mortality https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2819635

II. Post Cardiac Surgery AF

  • Meta-analysis https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehae267

III. Embolic Protection devices

Clear Stroke Benefit Eludes Embolic Protection: PROTECTED TAVR

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/980978

  • Embolic Protection and Stroke Prevention With TAVR https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.123.013697
  • PROTECTED TAVR https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2204961

IV. Preview of HTE

Paper https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2024.04.020

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