Aug 20, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast


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COVID-19, Simpson’s Paradox, LAA appendage closure, multimorbidity, and an ESC preview are the topics John Mandrola, MD discusses in today’s podcast.

1 - COVID-19

- Lacking Beds, Hospitals Ship COVID-19 Patients to Other States

- Efficacy and Safety of Same-Day Discharge for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

2 - Simpson’s Paradox

- Israeli data: How can efficacy vs. severe disease be strong when 60% of hospitalized are vaccinated?

- Simpson’s Paradox and Interpreting Data

- How SIMPSON'S PARADOX explains weird COVID19 statistics

3 - Left Atrial Appendage Closure

- FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet for Atrial Fibrillation

- Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Worse LAAO Outcomes

- The Association of Chronic Kidney Disease With Outcomes Following Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure

- Prophylactic Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis

4 - ESC Preview

- SGLT2 inhibitors in HFpEF

- EMPEROR-Preserved: Positive Top-Line Results for Empagliflozin in HFpEF

- AF Screening

- Atrial fibrillation detected by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring using implantable loop recorder to prevent stroke in individuals at risk (the LOOP study): Rationale and design of a large randomized controlled trial

5 - Coming soon

The anticoagulation in COVID-19 trial is one of the hardest I have seen in years. Stay tuned.

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