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Posts Tagged ‘acute coronary syndromes’

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March 25th, 2011

Podcast 116: What do more sensitive troponin measurements mean for diagnosing ACS?

Troponin I levels can now be measured much more accurately and assays have a greater sensitivity. In Edinburgh, the diagnostic level for acute coronary syndrome was lowered from 0.20 ng/mL to 0.05. As a result, when patients presented with suspected ACS they were more likely to be diagnosed — and a year later were […]


April 16th, 2010

Podcast 83: An interview by CardioExchange’s editors on the COURAGE study

This week’s conversation introduces you to CardioExchange, a joint effort by Journal Watch and the New England Journal of Medicine to create an online community of clinicians interested in cardiovascular diseases. Two of CardioExchange’s editors, Dr. Richard Lange and Dr. L. David Hillis, interview Dr. William Boden of the COURAGE study, and Dr. Gregg […]


January 15th, 2010

Podcast 70: Considering the USPSTF breast-screening guidelines with your patients

This is the podcast for January 15, 2010. We have an interview on the impact of the USPSTF guidelines with two clinicians who study the best ways to communicate clearly with patients. I think you’ll like it. You can reach me at jelia@jwatch.org or by calling 617-440-4374. If you like this podcast, there are many […]


September 4th, 2009

Podcast 55: A conversation with Prof. Gilles Montalescot about his JAMA paper on immediate versus delayed intervention in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome

French researchers find that in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome, delaying intervention until the next day does not affect the occurrence of death, MI, or the need for urgent revascularization by the one-month mark. We caught up with the study’s first author in Paris. If you want access to earlier podcasts, you’ve come to the right […]


May 23rd, 2009

Podcast 44: Harlan Krumholz on new door-to-balloon-time findings.

This week we talk with Harlan Krumholz about his paper in BMJ. His team finds that the door-to-balloon-time recommendation of 90 minutes is too long and that many more lives could be saved by shortening that time. Listen to his thoughts on this. And I’d like to listen to your thoughts, which you may send […]


July 4th, 2008

Podcast 6: News and interview with Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, NIH Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD

Luigi Ferrucci joins us to discuss the prognostic value of subtle neurologic abnormalities in the elderly. Journal Watch links Mortality Rates During First 5 Years of HIV Infection Similar to Rates in General Population Survival With and Without HIV: Getting Closer Management of Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes in Men vs. Women


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