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  • Intravascular Lithotripsy for Treatment of Severely Calcified Coronary Arte...
    AbstractBackgroundCoronary calcification hinders stent delivery and expansion and is associated with adverse outcomes. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) delivers acoustic pressure waves to modify calcium, enhancing vessel compliance and optimizing stent deployment.ObjectiveTo assess the safety and effectiveness of IVL in severely calcified ...
    Published on 2020-10-15
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Cryptogenic Stroke and PFO Cryptogenic Stroke and PFO with Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, Dr. Soo Young Kwon, and Dr. Ekaterina Bakradze

When a patient has a PFO, or hole in the heart, doctors are left with a decision: to close or not to close. Dr. Alain Bouchard and Dr. Mustafa Ahmed discuss cryptogenic stroke and PFO, as well as the role of the heart-brain team, with Dr. Soo Young Kwon and Dr. Ekaterina Bakradze, both of […]

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Rural communities, especially in the South, are affected by disparities in cardiovascular care. Disparities in Cardiovascular Care with Dr. Antoine Keller and Dr. Stephen Clarkson
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How can the medical community cross the divide caused by disparities in care, and where can those lines be drawn? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Antoine Keller at Baton Rouge General and Dr. Stephen Clarkson at UAB in a discussion of racial, geographic, and socioeconomic divisions affecting cardiovascular care for our communities. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast […]

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Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Satinder P. Singh, Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Radiology and Director of Cardiac CT at UAB, in a discussion of cardiac CT cases, from prognosis to diagnosis…back to prognosis! Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

How should we attempt stroke prevention in AFib patients with high bleeding risk? AFib Dilemma: Stroke vs. Bleed with Dr. Yoaav Krauthammer
April 23, 2021

Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Yoaav Krauthammer in a discussion of stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and high bleeding risk. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

Angina can be caused by coronary microvascular disease. Coronary Microvascular Disease with Dr. Janet Wei
February 18, 2021

How is it that some patients with chest pain end up not having obstructive coronary disease? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Janet Wei in a discussion of angina without obstructive coronary artery disease. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

Athletes are among those who could die suddenly due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Sudden Death: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Dr. Michelle Kittleson
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Why do athletes die suddenly? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Michelle Kittleson in a discussion of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, from detection to genetic testing to prognoses. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

OCT OCT and Virtual Reality: A Conversation with Dr. Nick West of Abbott
January 29, 2021

Dr. Alain Bouchard and Dr. Mustafa Ahmed are joined by Dr. Nick West of Abbott in a discussion of the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and virtual reality to image coronary atherosclerosis and optimize coronary stent procedures. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

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