Dec 3, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

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The AMAZE trial of left atrial appendage isolation, non-statin oral lipid lowering drugs, EHR alerts, non-MD care, and obesity are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic

I – aMAZE Trial

- No Advantage Shown for LAA Ligation as Adjunct to Pulmonary Vein Isolation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962954

- Safety and Procedural Success of Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion With the Lariat Device https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2289126

- Left Atrial Appendage Isolation in Patients With Longstanding Persistent AF Undergoing Catheter Ablation: BELIEF Trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nl m.nih.gov/27788847/

II – Non-Statin Lipid Lowering

- Obicetrapib: CETP Inhibitor Impresses in LDL Lowering https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963611

- Daily Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Encouraging in Phase 1 Trials https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963550

III – EHR Alerts and Prognosis

- EHR Alerts Have No Impact on Inpatient HF Treatment or Outcomes https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963002

- REVeAL-HF: Design and Rationale of a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial Embedded Within Routine Clinical Practice https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jchf.2021.03.006

IV – Non-MD Care Models

- Remote Non-Physician Care Helps BP, LDL Control https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963783

- A Remotely Delivered Hypertension and Lipid Program in 10,000 Patients Across a Diverse Health Care Network https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/?_ga=2.141042993.2042594723.1635046736-1021258137.1633710264#!/9349/presentation/18153

V – Obesity in the Young

- Obesity Rates Soar in Early Adulthood in the US https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963511

- Trends in Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Aged 18 Through 25 Years, 1976-2018 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2786516

Features

- Doubting the BELIEF Trial on LAA Isolation https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/850822

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