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Apr 16, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast

This Week in Cardiology

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COVID-19 vaccine-related clotting, vitamin D, anticoagulation strategies before PCI, and a good intervention at end of life are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast.


How Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Cause Rare Blood Clots

FAQ: What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Vitamin D Screening:

Don't Screen for Vitamin D in General Population, Says US Task Force

Pre-PCI AC Decisions:

Parity Whether Anticoagulation Is Halted or Not for Unplanned Cath

Uninterrupted Oral Anticoagulant Therapy in Patients Undergoing Unplanned Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Pacemaker or Defibrillator Surgery without Interruption of Anticoagulation

Continued vs. interrupted direct oral anticoagulants at the time of device surgery, in patients with moderate to high risk of arterial thrombo-embolic events (BRUISE CONTROL-2)

A Superb Intervention at End of Life:

Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs

Decade‐Long Nationwide Trends and Disparities in Use of Comfort Care Interventions for Patients With Ischemic Stroke

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