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August 18th, 2014

Radial Access for PCI in Women: A Registry-Based Randomized Trial

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Harlan Krumholz and John Ryan interview Sunil Rao, lead author of SAFE-PCI for Women, a registry-based randomized trial of a radial versus a femoral approach to PCI.


August 14th, 2014

The CardioMEMS HF System: What Do You Say to Your Patient?

In this scenario based on a patient’s question about the CardioMEMS device, John Ryan asks, “What do you say to your patient?”


August 7th, 2014

Fellows: Want to Blog for CardioExchange at ESC.14?

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CardioExchange editors Harlan Krumholz and John Ryan are looking for fellows to blog for CardioExchange at the European Society of Cardiology Congresses from August 30th through September 3rd in Barcelona, Spain. If you are interested in blogging, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


August 1st, 2014

Do Doctors Need a Better Way to Take Notes?

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CardioExchange’s John Ryan interviews Dr. John W. McEvoy regarding his recent perspective piece on the shortcomings of current electronic health record documentation


July 29th, 2014

Cardiac Rehab for Heart Failure Patients: The CMS Is Convinced — Are You?

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John Ryan interviews Dr. Ileana Piña about her work in HF-ACTION as it relates to the CMS’s recent expansion of cardiac rehabilitation coverage.


June 5th, 2014

An Adverse Event on Lisinopril: What Do You Say to Your Patient?

In this scenario of an adverse event after taking a guideline-recommended dosage of lisinopril to lower BP, John Ryan asks, “What do you say to your patient?”


May 19th, 2014

Lytics in STEMI: A New Analysis of Data from FAST-MI

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French researchers analyze data from FAST-MI and conclude that a fibrinolysis-based strategy may be valid for some patients with STEMI.


April 28th, 2014

Patient-Centered Imaging: How Best to Communicate the Benefits and Risks of Testing

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Andrew Einstein discusses his JACC paper on shared-decision making for cardiac imaging procedures that expose the patient to radiation.


April 23rd, 2014

The Challenges of Early Career Cardiologists in Academic Medicine

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In a recent JACC paper co-authored by CardioExchange Editors John Ryan and Andy Kates, the challenges facing early career cardiologists in academic medicine are discussed. Ryan and Kates delve further into what these issues are and why addressing them is important. John Ryan: The physician-scientist serves an important role by bringing advances in research into the clinical arena. To […]


March 27th, 2014

What’s Behind the Decline in Nuclear MPI Use?

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John Ryan asks Kim Williams for his perspective on what’s behind a sharp decline in the use of nuclear MPI since 2006.