Cardiac Consult

Cardiac Consult

A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring heart, vascular and thoracic topics of interest to healthcare providers: medical and surgical treatments, diagnostic testing, medical conditions, and research, technology and practice issues.

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Healthcare Disparity – A Physician and Patient Perspective

Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery is joined by Dr. Umesh Khot, Section Head Section Head, Regional Cardiology and Director of Quality in the Heart and Vascular Institute and patient Herb Pleasant to talk about health care disparities. Together they cover issues related to minority and lower socio-economic disparities and the need to develop trust in the health care system to initiate care. It is important to identify risk factors earlier in life, establish a diagnosis and treatment plan, and find a doctor who is willing to work together with the patient to adjust together. Herb also talks about the role of family in health care decisions and motivation. This presentation provides insight into both the patient and physician perspectives.

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January 16, 2020

Treatment of Venous Occlusion in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery talks with Dr. David Hardy, Department of Vascular Surgery about thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).  This condition often occurs in athletes.  The physicians discuss the need for quick treatment; diagnostic testing; treatment of venous occlusion in thoracic outlet syndrome including thrombolysis, thrombectomy and/or rib resection; and recovery including protocols to get back to an active lifestyle.

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January 10, 2020

3D Printing in Cardiovascular Care

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Serg Harb, a staff imaging cardiologist about the innovative diagnostic tool of 3D Printing – What are the clinical uses? Limitations? Research findings and future innovation.

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January 2, 2020

Cardiovascular Outcomes of Bariatric (Metabolic) Surgery

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute discusses the benefits of metabolic (also called bariatric) surgery with surgeon Ali Aminian from the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. Dr. Aminian recently published a paper in JAMA on the long term cardiovascular outcomes of metabolic surgery on patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Aminian describes the study, primary outcomes (all-cause mortality, coronary artery events, cerebrovascular events, heart failure, nephropathy, and atrial fibrillation), results of this study, and what this means for future care of patients. Dr. Aminian also reviews who is a candidate for this type of surgery, types of bariatric surgery, risks and benefits of surgery, and factors leading to lifelong success.

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December 19, 2019

AHA 2019: Highlights with Dr. Steven Nissen

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute provides a recap of 3 important studies that were presented at the 2019 American Heart Association meeting. He provides his take on the ISCHEMIA trial, the COLCOT trial and the ORION trial.

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