The CurrentMD™ Cardiology
Placing Modern Cardiovascular Medicine in Context
The LEGENDS Series faculty, global leaders in their fields, review and reflect on key milestones in cardiovascular medicine, explore the data behind changing paradigms and offer their perspectives on emerging science.
LEGENDS faculty members also actively contribute to molding the curriculum in CurrentMD™ Cardiology. This series is available only to CurrentMD Cardiology subscribers!
Prevention: Our Evolving Understanding of Hypertension – Past, Present, and Future
George Bakris, MD
Hypertension legend, Dr. George Bakris is interviewed by preventive cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati. Dr. Bakris provides an insightful review of the evolution of hypertension guidelines and discusses how treatment of hypertension in pregnancy has changed over the years. He gives perspective on the success of hypertension trials in enrolling diverse populations and what the focus should be for treating hypertension in the future. Read a Q&A with Dr. Bakris Watch a Video on Measuring Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Disease: A Retrospective
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC
Heart Disease legend, Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, explores the remarkable advances leading to improved coronary artery disease outcomes, highlighting the ongoing role of CVD risk factors, and noting threats and opportunities for the management of CAD in the future. Read a Q&A with Dr. Bhatt
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies: Treatment, Trials, and Recent Updates
Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Heart failure legend, Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, provides a comprehensive review of new and emerging treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), including SGLT2 inhibitors, vericiguat, and omecamtiv. She also highlights the need to target specific etiologies and comorbidities in heart failure.
Electrophysiology: State of the Science
Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, FESC
EP legend, Dr. Hugh Calkins, provides a retrospective of the field, reviewing key milestones, discussing barriers to the development of antiarrhythmic drugs, and highlighting strategies for managing rhythm disorders in the future. He also identifies emerging evidence with the potential to change practice in the field. Read a Q&A with Dr. Calkins
Valvular Disease: An Overview in 2022
Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC, MACP
Valvular heart disease legend, Dr. Rick Nishimura, reviews how the paradigm for valvular heart disease management has evolved over time. With the emergence of less invasive interventions for treating valvular dysfunction, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation, thresholds for intervention have lowered. He also predicts future changes in valvular heart disease management including machine learning algorithms for assessing risk.
Lipid Management “Pearls” from Randomized Controlled Trials
Neil J. Stone, MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA, FNLA
Prevention legend, Dr. Neil Stone explains the benefits of RCTs and their crucial role in guidelines. He reviews landmark trials in lipid management and 10 pearls that are applicable to the management and prevention of ASCVD in your practice. Read a Q&A with Dr. Stone
Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Past, Present, Future
Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC
Structural heart disease legend, Dr. Carole Warnes, discusses the past, present, and future of adult congenital heart disease. Advances in treatment have improved the survival of patients with repaired congenital heart disease, such that adult patients outnumber pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Warnes discusses challenges in the care of these patients, who face sequelae of congenital lesions, as well as the role of innovations such as tissue engineering and artificial intelligence.
MD, MA, FAHA, FASNUniversity of Chicago Medicine
MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESCBrigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESCBaylor College of Medicine
MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, FESCJohns Hopkins School of Medicine
MD, MACC, MACPK2P Legend
MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA, FNLAFeinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
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