Medical Minute

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

In this panel discussion, Ki Park, MD, and Kirsten Freeman, MD, define common cardiovascular diseases in women. They characterize when a disease process needs intervention and help us to recognize the differences when treating women with cardiovascular disease. They offer various treatment options for women that are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (CTO PCI)


Calvin Choi, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI, discusses Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (CTO PCI). He reviews pertinent data and shares indications for CTO PCI. He focuses on the factors that play into the decision to pursue CTO PCI and why proper patient selection is critical as he examines contemporary strategy and technique for CTO PCI.

Hybrid Treatment Approaches for Atrial Fibrillation

Thomas Beaver, MD, MPH, and William Miles, MD, FACC, discuss hybrid treatment approaches for Atrial Fibrillation. They review the types of Atrial Fibrillation including Paroxysmal and Persistent. They share treatment approaches as they introduce hybrid ablation: combining catheter and minimally invasive surgery for Atrial Fibrillation.

Care for Pediatric Chest Wall Deformities

Saleem Islam, MD, MPH, and Janice Taylor, MD, discuss care for pediatric chest wall deformities – Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum. They help us understand the reasons why these occur, and how they present. They correlate the clinical symptoms with the deformity and potential long-term issues and cover the treatment options available at UF Health Shands Hospital.

High-Sensitivity Troponin Assays in the Emergency Department

Brandon Allen, MD, discusses high-sensitivity troponin assays in the emergency department. Through this podcast, we will understand the evolution of Troponin from contemporary to high-sensitivity assays. We will identify key considerations for the implementation of high-sensitivity troponin and we will recognize future changes to rule out strategies and observation based on the implementation of high-sensitivity Troponin.

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure

Zubin Agarwal, MD, helps us to understand how dyssynchrony is measured. He defines the mechanism of action of resynchronization therapy and offers providers advice on how to recognize when a patient would benefit from referral for device therapy.

PVCs: Don’t Let Your Patient’s Heart Weaken From Extra Heartbeats!

Ramil Goel, MD, FHRS, discusses PVCs and if asymptomatic PVCs are more likely to result in cardiomyopathy. He examines if monomorphic PVCs are easier to ablate and whether PVC ablation is an effective option for patients unwilling to take medications.

Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

In this podcast, Divya Patel, DO, helps us to identify the symptoms of cardiac sarcoidosis and what physicians do to screen patients for it. She discusses the diagnostic options and shares the latest medical therapies being used to treat cardiac sarcoidosis. She also examines when ICD placement should be considered.

Using Patient’s Wearables and Trackables to Help Track Heart Health

Michael Massoomi, MD, discusses the latest wave of wearables and trackables to track heart health.