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This Week in Cardiology

Oct 1, 2021

Coronary artery calcification and exercise, translating clinical trials, the question of metabolically healthy obesity, and Watchman complications are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit:

I - CAC and Physical Activity

- Physical Activity Paradoxically Tied to Higher Coronary Calcium

- Physical activity and the progression of coronary artery calcification

II - Translating Clinical Trials

- SYNTAX Score II 2020 Wobbles in Real-World Validation

- Redevelopment and validation of the SYNTAX score II to individualise decision making between percutaneous and surgical revascularisation in patients with complex coronary artery disease: secondary analysis of the multicentre randomised controlled SYNTAXES trial with external cohort validation

- External Validation of the SYNTAX Score II 2020

III - Healthy and Obesity

- ‘Metabolically Healthy Obesity’ Has Heart Risks. Is it a Misnomer?

- Metabolically healthy obesity and cardiovascular events: A nationwide cohort study

- Relation of Obesity to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Adults

- Paediatric obesity appears to lower the risk of diabetes if selection bias is ignored

IV - Watchman Complications

- FDA Investigating Potential Sex Differences in LAAO Adverse Outcomes

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