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This Week in Cardiology

Oct 21, 2022

The ERASE AF ablation trial, left bundle pacing, finerenone, and perceptions of cardiology are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit:

I. AF Ablation

- Low-Voltage Myocardium-Guided Ablation Trial of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

- Approaches to Catheter Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

- Effect of MRI-Guided Fibrosis Ablation vs Conventional Catheter Ablation on Atrial Arrhythmia Recurrence in Patients With Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

- Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Isolation Plus Low-Voltage Area Modification in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: The STABLE-SR-II Trial

- Effect of Catheter Ablation With Vein of Marshall Ethanol Infusion vs Catheter Ablation Alone on Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

- Hybrid Convergent Procedure for the Treatment of Persistent and Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

II. Left Bundle Branch Area Pacing

- FDA OKs Medtronic Lead for Left Bundle Branch Pacing

- Left bundle branch area pacing outcomes: the multicentre European MELOS study

- Randomized Trial of Left Bundle Branch vs Biventricular Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

- Early sudden distal conductor fracture of a stylet-driven lead implanted for left bundle branch area pacing

- Repositioning and extraction of stylet-driven pacing leads with extendable helix used for left bundle branch area pacing

- Safety and Procedural Success of Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion With the Lariat Device

III. Finerenone

- Finerenone Benefits T2D Across Spectrum of Renal Function

- Cardiovascular Events with Finerenone in Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

- Cardiovascular and kidney outcomes with finerenone in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease: the FIDELITY pooled analysis

- Finerenone and Heart Failure Outcomes by Kidney Function/Albuminuria in Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes

IV. Perceptions of Cardiology

- IM Residents Rate Cardiology Low on Work-Life Balance

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