Oct 22, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast


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Aspirin for primary prevention, induced hypothermia, half-dose DOAC, and social media, 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 - ASA for Primary Prevention

- USPSTF Rules Out Aspirin for Over 60s in Primary CVD Prevention https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960745

- Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/document/draft-evidence-review/aspirin-use-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-preventive-medication

- Use of aspirin to reduce risk of initial vascular events in patients at moderate risk of cardiovascular disease (ARRIVE): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31924-X/fulltext

- Effects of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Persons with Diabetes Mellitus https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1804988

- Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1805819

- Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1803955

II - Induced Hypothermia

- No Benefit From Lower Temps for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961191

- The CAPITAL CHILL Randomized Clinical Trial https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2785263

- Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1310519

- Hypothermia versus Normothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2100591

III - Half-dose DOAC

- Half-Dose DOACs Cut Bleeding, Thrombus Risk Post-Watchman LAA Closure https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960974

- Half-Dose Direct Oral Anticoagulation Versus Standard Antithrombotic Therapy After Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.07.031

IV - Social Media

- Navigating Benefits, Pitfalls of Social Media as a Female Doctor https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961150

- Gender Differences in Physician Use of Social Media for Professional Advancement https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2779868


- USPSTF Statement on Aspirin: Poor Messaging at Best https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961118

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