Jun 24, 2022
A non-significant but wonderful trial in AF, smoking and HF, vitamins, and pre-op risk screening are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
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I – DECAAF II Trial
DECAAF II: AF, Fibrosis Ablation Technique Falls Short, but Signs of Hope
• Effect of MRI-Guided Fibrosis Ablation vs Conventional Catheter Ablation on Atrial Arrhythmia Recurrence in Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2793452
• Association of Atrial Tissue Fibrosis Identified by Delayed Enhancement MRI and Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation
II – Smoking and HF
Cigarettes Linked to HF With Preserved or Reduced EF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976066?src=
• Cigarette Smoking, Cessation, and Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.03.377
III – Vitamins
Evidence Still Lacking That Vitamins Prevent CVD, Cancer: USPSTF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975965
• Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2793446
IV – Pre-Op Risk
Add Atrial Fibrillation to Pre-Noncardiac Surgery Risk Evaluation: New Support
• Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiovascular Outcomes After Noncardiac Surgery
• Patterns and Determinants of Low-Value Preoperative Testing in Michigan
• Coronary-Artery Revascularization before Elective Major Vascular Surgery
• Stress testing before abdominal aortic aneurysm repair does not lead to a reduction in perioperative cardiac events https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2021.02.032
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