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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- Early SAVR Tops Watchful Waiting in Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis: AVATAR

- Aortic Valve ReplAcemenT versus Conservative Treatment in Asymptomatic SeveRe Aortic Stenosis: The AVATAR Trial

- Early Surgery or Conservative Care for Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis

II - TCV Repair

- Concomitant Tricuspid-Mitral Surgery Beneficial but With a Tradeoff

- Concomitant Tricuspid Repair in Patients with Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation


- Procedure Reduces Postop AF After Cardiac Surgery: PALACS

- Posterior left pericardiotomy for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: an adaptive, single-centre, single-blind, randomised, controlled trial

IV - Left Main CAD

- Left-Main PCI, CABG Mortality Similar; Choice Remains Complex

- Percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass grafting in left main coronary artery disease: an individual patient data meta-analysis


- Questions Remain on Tricuspid Repair at Time of Mitral Surgery

- Despite Positive Trials, Early Surgery in Asymptomatic AS Should Wait

- Can New Meta-analysis of PCI vs CABG for Left Main CAD Settle the Debate?

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