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Expert Experience Interpreting Evidenced-Based Medicine.

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Heard at the Roundtable

  • "The key point that we found is …that interpreting the treadmill test on the basis of the ST segment alone is obsolete and should be abandoned…I think an important point we need to make to clinicians is that the most important prognostic indicator is functional capacity."
    ~ Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD

  • “Another critical step in the selection of patients is the assessment of aortic valve anatomy of the vascular accesses, and the presence of comorbidities. The main cause of mortality within the first year after TAVR are the comorbidities.”
    ~ Gian Paolo Ussia, MD

  • “All the registry data indicate that the ICD is extremely effective in not only treating fast VT or VF, but also in preventing sudden cardiac death.”
    ~ Mark Estes, MD

  • “Certain activities like racquet sports, skiing, and basketball seem to be associated with a greater incidence of acute cardiovascular events. Many of these victims, especially those younger than 35, often have underlying structural cardiovascular abnormalities, most notably hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.”
    ~ Barry Franklin

  • "One of the more controversial issues in medicine has been that of hypertension in pregnant women. The guidelines have not changed much in the last 50 years, although some effort to update these guidelines has been made recently."

    Marvin Moser, MD