Sep 10, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

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ESC Wrap-up Part II: EMPEROR-Preserved, and the STEP, Guide-HF, and IAMI trials, are discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. To read a partial transcript or to comment, visit: https://www.medscape.com/twic

I - HFpEF

- EMPEROR-Preserved: Empagliflozin Scores HFpEF Breakthrough https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957405

- Empagliflozin in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2107038

II - BP Targets

- STEP: Lowering Blood Pressure Below 130 mm Hg Shows CV Benefit https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957566

- Trial of Intensive Blood-Pressure Control in Older Patients with Hypertension https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2111437

III- PA Catheter Monitoring

- GUIDE-HF: CardioMEMS-Guided Meds Fall Short in Mild to Moderate Heart Failure https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957390

- Haemodynamic-guided management of heart failure (GUIDE-HF): a randomised controlled trial https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01754-2

- Wireless pulmonary artery haemodynamic monitoring in chronic heart failure: a randomised controlled trial https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60101-3

IV - Influenza Vaccine

- Seasonal Flu Vax Cuts Post-MI Mortality in IAMI Trial https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957575

- Influenza Vaccination after Myocardial Infarction: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.057042

- Stopping randomized trials early for benefit and estimation of treatment effects: systematic review and meta-regression analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20332404/

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