I discuss an interesting case I recently encountered on the wards with a brief review of the general principles of presentation and treatment.
In this episode I talk with Dr Alan Zajarias about TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement). We talk about how candidates are evaluated and current research.
Dr David L Brown and Dr Richard Bach discuss the recent ORBITA trial. Dr Brown co-authored the accompanying editorial in the Lancet and Dr Bach is an interventional cardiologist.
I met with the director of the Health Systems Innovation Laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr Thomas Maddox, MD, and we talked about PCSK9 inhibitors. Where did the idea for these drugs come from, how effective are they, and why are they not used more in current practice?
In this episode I visit with Dr Mike Rich and discuss stress testing. We review the various modalities, whom to send for stress testing and the prognostic utility of stress testing.