Nov 19, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

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In AHA 2021 Part 1, John Mandrola, MD, reports on selected sessions from the virtual American Heart Association meeting.

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I - AVATAR

- Early SAVR Tops Watchful Waiting in Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis: AVATAR https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962904

- Aortic Valve ReplAcemenT versus Conservative Treatment in Asymptomatic SeveRe Aortic Stenosis: The AVATAR Trial https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.057639

- Early Surgery or Conservative Care for Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1912846

II - TCV Repair

- Concomitant Tricuspid-Mitral Surgery Beneficial but With a Tradeoff https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962899

- Concomitant Tricuspid Repair in Patients with Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2115961

III - PALACS

- Procedure Reduces Postop AF After Cardiac Surgery: PALACS https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962907

- Posterior left pericardiotomy for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: an adaptive, single-centre, single-blind, randomised, controlled trial https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02490-9

IV - Left Main CAD

- Left-Main PCI, CABG Mortality Similar; Choice Remains Complex https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963198

- Percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass grafting in left main coronary artery disease: an individual patient data meta-analysis https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02334-5

Features:

- Questions Remain on Tricuspid Repair at Time of Mitral Surgery https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962902

- Despite Positive Trials, Early Surgery in Asymptomatic AS Should Wait https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962926

- Can New Meta-analysis of PCI vs CABG for Left Main CAD Settle the Debate? https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963295

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