Focus on Heart Health

Focus on Heart Health

  • Focus on Heart Health
  • This series examines the trends in cardiac care, from medications, to technologies, to treatments gu...


Healing a Broken Heart: Depression Screening for Patients With Heart Disease

Hosted by: Lauren Streicher Guest: Kim Lebowitz Screening for depression is simple but can be life changing for a patient with heart disease. The American Heart Association is now recommending that all patients with cardiac issues be screened for depression, stress and anxiety.  Dr. Kim Lebowitz joins host Dr. Lauren Streicher to discuss how d...

May 5, 2014

PDAs in Infants: To Close or Not to Close?

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Darshak Sanghavi In preterm neonates with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the standard of care has been to attempt to close the defect. Yet some experts have asked whether we need to treat PDA in most preemies. If we are to resolve the condition, there are various methods and protocols for treatment and even prevent...

February 24, 2014 | 5 min

3D Imaging for Stroke-Inducing Carotid Artery Disease

Hosted by: Larry Kaskel Guest: Alan Moody Can three-dimensional MRI help us measure potential risks for stroke associated with an intraplaque hemorrhage? We are rapidly learning more about the significance of intraplaque hemorrhage, and its role in cardiac and cerebrovascular disease. A better look at potential trouble spots could allow for earlie...

February 24, 2014 | 5 min

Cardiac Marker Testing at the Bedside

Hosted by: Shira Johnson Guest: Joseph R. Lex Medicine remains both an art and a science. Are more sensitive cardiac markers clouding our judgement? Dr. Joseph Lex, associate professor of emergency medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, joins host Dr. Shira Johnson to discuss cardiac markers at the bedside, diagnostic tes...

February 24, 2014

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