DiscoverThe Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast#363 Afib: Rhythm Control, Catheter Ablation, Afib in the hospital, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure
#363 Afib: Rhythm Control, Catheter Ablation, Afib in the hospital, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure

#363 Afib: Rhythm Control, Catheter Ablation, Afib in the hospital, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Update: 2022-10-31
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Optimize and update your approach to atrial fibrillation (afib) as we discuss early rhythm control, antiarrhythmic drugs, TTE/cardioversion, afib ablation, new onset afib in the hospitalized patient, and left atrial appendage closure. Plus, we try to answer, Does afib burden matter? Our guest is cardiologist-electrophysiologist, Hugh Calkins MD, @hughcalkinsMD, Professor of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins, @hopkinsheart



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Show Segments






  • Intro, disclaimer, guest bio

  • Guest one-liner

  • Case from Kashlak; Definitions

  • An approach to new-onset afib in the office

  • Rhythm control

  • Lifestyle modification is a pillar of afib treatment

  • Indications for hospitalization in afib

  • More on rhythm control and when to pursue afib ablation

  • Rhythm control in heart failure

  • New onset afib in the hospitalized patient

  • Does afib burden matter?

  • Left atrial appendage closure 

  • Watto and Paul recap what we’ve learned

  • Outro



Credits






  • Written and Produced by: Matthew Watto MD, FACP

  • Show Notes: Matthew Watto MD, FACP

  • Cover art and Infographic by:

  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   

  • Reviewer: Emi Okamoto MD

  • Showrunners: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   

  • Technical Production: PodPaste

  • Guest: Hugh Calkins MD





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#363 Afib: Rhythm Control, Catheter Ablation, Afib in the hospital, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure

#363 Afib: Rhythm Control, Catheter Ablation, Afib in the hospital, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure

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