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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Vascular Surgery – Dialysis Access Expert Panel

Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery talks with Dr. David Hardy, Department of Vascular Surgery and Dr. Tushar Vachharajany, Nephrology and Hypertension about the challenges of dialysis access. Topics include vascular access at Cleveland Clinic, what should go into the planning and implementation of vascular access, approaches to decrease catheter exposure, graft types, the multidisciplinary care of dialysis patients, many who have cardiovascular and kidney disease, challenges of management and care of patients who have urgent needs.

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September 12, 2019

Endocarditis - Clinical Insights (19:33)

Dr. Gosta Pettersson, cardiac surgeon and Director of the Endocarditis Center leads a discussion with infectious disease specialist Dr. Nabin Shrestha and cardiologist Dr. Paul Cremer about endocarditis (SBE). Topics include early recognition and diagnosis, nuances and timing related to specific micro-organisms and underlying medical conditions, causes of endocarditis, counseling patients with heart valve disease, complications, morbidity and mortality related to endocarditis, indications for heart surgery and considerations for SBE treatment.

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September 5, 2019

Opioid Crisis: Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, Surgeon General of the United States (63:43)

Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, Surgeon General of the United States and Cleveland City Council Member Blaine Griffin joined five leading Cleveland Clinic physicians to discuss the opioid epidemic during the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute Grand Rounds.

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August 28, 2019

Cardiomyopathy: Update - Genetics and Medical Care

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks about cardiomyopathy with Wilson Tang, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Clinical Genomics; Research Director, and staff cardiologist in the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine – from the basics to the newest innovations. Types of cardiomyopathy, how genetic testing can play a role in clinical management of the patient with cardiomyopathy, and the latest drugs and new research are discussed.

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August 22, 2019

Structural Heart Disease Interventions – beyond TAVR

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy interventionalist and expert in structural heart disease about procedures used to treat structural heart disease, such as MitraClip, paravalvular leak repair, PFO closure, and - we all know about transcather aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but what about transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), tricuspid and pulmonic valves? Dr. Krishnaswamy describes the procedure, indications and outcomes.

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