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.

Dr. Mazen Hanna

Featured Episode

Tafamidis treatment of transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (TTR) approved by FDA

Mazen Hanna, MD, Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Amyloidosis Center talks about the FDA’s recent approval of the drug Tafamidis for the treatment of ATTR Amyloidosis (also known as Amyloid Transthyretin Amyloidosis), the research behind it, what this medication does, and what this means for patients.

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All Cardiac Consult Episodes

All Cardiac Consult Episodes

May 23, 2019

Pericardial Cases: Coming to Grips with Transient Constriction

Dr. Allan Klein, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Pericardial Disease Center introduces pericarditis cases, a discussion of various types of pericarditis including presentation, imaging, pathology, treatment and considerations. Jay Ramchand, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow presents two cases of transient pericarditis. Dr. Paul Cremer moderates a panel including cardiac surgeon Shinya Unai, MD, cardiologists and imaging specialists Dr. Christine Jellis and Dr. Deborah Kwon, and pathologist Dr. Carmela Tan addressing surgical treatment, and advanced imaging.

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May 9, 2019

Ethnic Differences in 10 Year Clinical Outcomes after Drug Eluting Stenting

Stephen Ellis, MD, interventional cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic discusses the findings a study aimed at looking at long term outcomes of African American as compared to Caucasians following drug eluting stents (DES) presented at the 2019 American College of Cardiology Conference. Dr. Ellis describes the characteristics of the study group, interesting factors noted in late outcomes and strategies for improvements in the future.

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April 25, 2019

Treatments for Carotid Artery Disease: Expert Panel (24:28)

Lee Kirksey, MD, vascular surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery, leads a discussion of treatment options for carotid artery disease with Sean Lyden, MD, Chairman of Vascular Surgery, and Christopher Smolock, MD, including results of randomized trials, approaches and timing for symptomatic carotid artery disease, outcomes and stroke risk following endarterectomy, approaches for asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis, identifying high risk patients and the role of carotid stenting and medical management.

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April 18, 2019

Echo Lab: Managing Quality, Productivity, Efficiency and Innovation (12:62)

Richard Grimm, DO, Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory, and Helga Lombardo, RDCS, FASE Supervisor, Echocardiography Lab, discuss many aspects of running a successful high volume echo lab.

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