Jan 7, 2022 This Week in Cardiology Podcast


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Causes of sudden death, inclisiran, DOAC choices, and alcohol and VT/VF are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.

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I – Causes of Sudden Death

- Cardiac Device Interrogation After Death 'Richly Informative' https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/965730

- Postmortem Interrogation of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices: A 15-Year Experience https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jacep.2021.10.011

- Sudden Death in Patients With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26098676/

- Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Interrogation at Forensic Autopsy https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circulationaha.117.032367

II – Inclisiran

- FDA Approves First-in-Class Inclisiran to Lower LDL-C https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/965464

- ORION: Inclisiran Phase 3 Trials Published https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927107

- Meta-Analysis of Inclisiran for the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32892993/

- Evolocumab and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1615664

- Alirocumab and Cardiovascular Outcomes after Acute Coronary Syndrome https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1801174

III – DOAC Choice

- Apixaban: The 'Anticoagulant of Choice' for AF https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/965390

- Association of Rivaroxaban vs Apixaban With Major Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2787319

IV – Alcohol and VT/VF and SCD

- Some Good News on Alcohol and 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/965498

- Alcohol consumption and risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death: An observational study of 408,712 individuals https://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/article/S1547-5271(21)02215-3/fulltext

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