25. COVID-19: ID Part 2: Protecting Healthcare Workers with Drs. Chida and Nematollahi

25. COVID-19: ID Part 2: Protecting Healthcare Workers with Drs. Chida and Nematollahi

Infectious disease experts from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Drs. Natasha Chida and Saman Nematollahi join the CardioNerds for a 4 part COVID-19 infectious disease series. In this second episode, we discuss all things to consider with regards to protecting healthcare workers and their families as they face the pandemic. Be sure to stay tuned for the remaining 2 parts of this mini-series where we will discuss the clinical presentation and diagnosis of COVID-19, and the virology. Flutter Moment by Dr. Meredith Sloan (Internal medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center).

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/episodes/covid19/

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Dr. Natasha Chida, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins. Dr Chida received her MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she also earned an MSPH (masters of science in public health). She completed internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital and infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where we were lucky to keep her on as faculty. She is a truly incredible educator and mentor to all levels of trainees — she serves as assistant director of the infectious disease fellowship program, co-director of the medical education pathway for residents, director of education for the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Education, and course director for the ‘Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine’ course for medical students.

Dr. Saman Nematollahi grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his undergrad at the University of Arizona with dual degrees in Physiology and Spanish Literature. He spent some time after undergrad working in a neuroscience lab before starting med school at the University of Arizona. He then moved to NYC where he completed residency at Columbia. His clinical interests include management of immunocompromised hosts, and his research interest is in medical education.  More than that he is a teacher at heart and is obtaining a Master’s of Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and was recently awarded a grant to develop a fungal diagnostic curriculum for residents. He loves to play soccer with his wife and son. He is master educator, appeared on and has authored many important #Tweetorials. He has also appeared on the hit medical podcast, The Clinical Problem Solvers. 

24. COVID-19: ID Part 1: Emerging treatments with Drs. Chida and Nematollahi

24. COVID-19: ID Part 1: Emerging treatments with Drs. Chida and Nematollahi

Infectious disease experts from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Drs. Natasha Chida and Saman Nematollahi join the CardioNerds for a 4 part COVID-19 infectious disease series. In this first part we discuss the emerging therapies in our armamentarium. Be sure to stay tuned for the remaining 3 parts in which we tackle advice for the health care worker, the clinical presentation & diagnosis, and the virology. Flutter Moment by Dr. Justin Berk (Medicine/Pediatrics).

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/episodes/covid19/

Dr. Natasha Chida, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins. Dr Chida received her MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she also earned an MSPH (masters of science in public health). She completed internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital and infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where we were lucky to keep her on as faculty. She is a truly incredible educator and mentor to all levels of trainees — she serves as assistant director of the infectious disease fellowship program, co-director of the medical education pathway for residents, director of education for the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Education, and course director for the ‘Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine’ course for medical students.

Dr. Saman Nematollahi grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his undergrad at the University of Arizona with dual degrees in Physiology and Spanish Literature. He spent some time after undergrad working in a neuroscience lab before starting med school at the University of Arizona. He then moved to NYC where he completed residency at Columbia. His clinical interests include management of immunocompromised hosts, and his research interest is in medical education.  More than that he is a teacher at heart and is obtaining a Master’s of Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and was recently awarded a grant to develop a fungal diagnostic curriculum for residents. He loves to play soccer with his wife and son. He is master educator, appeared on and has authored many important tweetorials. He has also appeared on the hit medical podcast, The Clinical Problem Solvers. 

23. COVID-19: The experience of an ICU doctor who also became a patient with Dr. Dan Grove

23. COVID-19: The experience of an ICU doctor who also became a patient with Dr. Dan Grove

Dr. Dan Grove is a critical care physician who was diagnosed with COVID-19. Join us as we discuss Dr. Grove’s personal journey and reflections while transitioning from physician to patient, the etymology of the word quarantine, tips and tricks to keep family members safe while in self isolation, and a message to our brothers and sisters on the frontlines as well as the general public. Flutter Moment by Dr. Dani Dumitriu (Pediatrics, Neuroscientist and Pediatric environmental health science)

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/episodes/covid19/

Follow Dr. Grove’s personal Covid-19 Journey: www.mycovidjourney.com

Dr. Daniel Grove serves as assistant director of critical care at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine where he also completed his residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Grove is a physician leader in his community and is involved in patient advocacy on many levels.

22. COVID-19: The Iranian Experience with Dr. Reza Hashemian

22. COVID-19: The Iranian Experience with Dr. Reza Hashemian

We share with you the Iranian experience with COVID-19, a rare first hand report from ICU doctor, Dr. Reza Hashemian, covering the clinical, the societal, and the personal. Flutter Moment by Edward Nejat (Reproductive Endocrinology).

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/episodes/covid19/

Dr. Reza Hashemian serves as Professor of Critical care medicine at a large academic hospital in the heart of Iran. He in on the frontlines at Masih Daneshvari hospital in Tehran, the country’s top pulmonary public hospital and the main facility overseeing coronavirus patients. 

21. COVID-19: The Italian Experience with Dr. Gianluca Pontone

21. COVID-19: The Italian Experience with Dr. Gianluca Pontone

Tune in to hear the Italian perspective from a “COVID A” cardiovascular hospital in Milan, the heart of the country’s epidemic shared by Dr. Gianluca Pontone, who serves as Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Department Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, University of Milan. We discuss management of COVID-19 patients with underlying cardiovascular disease and cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 including acute coronary syndromes, cardiogenic shock, and myocarditis. Dr. Pontone shares his personal experience in terms of how he prepares himself to take care of patients during this time and his message for all CardioNerds to hear. Flutter Moment by Nino Isakadze (Cardiology).

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/episodes/covid19/

Dr. Gianluca Pontone serves as Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Department Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, University of Milan, Italy. He graduated with honors in medicine in 1997 followed by post-graduate degree in cardiology and radiology at University of Milan in 2001 and 2006 respectively. He is currently in the board of directors of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), chairman of CT certification committee of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and chairman of working group of cardiac magnetic resonance of Italian society of cardiology.

20. COVID-19 in the ICU – Approach to cardiopulmonary support

20. COVID-19 in the ICU - Approach to cardiopulmonary support

The CardioNerds follow the case of Sara S Covids through her journey with COVID-19 complicated by progressive respiratory failure. Learn how critical care physicians, Drs. David Furfaro and Sam Brusca approach cardiopulmonary mechanics, general ventilator settings, ventilation in patients with cardiac disease, ARDS diagnosis and management algorithms, including VV and VA ECMO support considerations. Importantly, we discuss these issues in the context of the COVID-19 era and how applies to the safety of the healthcare worker and appropriate use of personal protective equipment. Both physicians share tips and tricks on coping and staying motivated as they face this crisis.

This episode is broadly applicable for anyone taking care of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. In the COVID era, this is every provider. Flutter Moment by Emily (Pediatric RN)

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/episodes/covid19/

19. COVID-19 interactions with ACE-I and ARBS with Dr. Oscar Cingolani

19. COVID-19 interactions with ACE-I and ARBS with Dr. Oscar Cingolani

The CardioNerds explore the cardiovascular implications of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV 2, in patients with and without underlying cardiovascular disease.

The series kicks off with Dr. Oscar Cingolani, Director of the Hypertension Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is joined by Drs. Amit Goyal, Carine Hamo, and Daniel Ambinder and discuss what is known about the interplay between ACE/ARBs with COVID-19. We also learn tips and tricks from Dr. Cigolani’s experience with telemedicine use with the hypertension clinic. Flutter Moment by Dr. Stephen Lockey (Orthopedic Surgery)

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Dr. Oscar Cingolani earned his medical degree from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, and completed his Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and hypertension research post-doctoral fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. After completing his Internal Medicine Residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania, Dr. Cingolani joined The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Cardiology fellow, where he remained on Faculty after his training. He is currently the Associate Director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Cardiac Care Unit and the Director of the Hypertension Center. Dr. Cingolani’s research interests focus on hypertensive heart disease and its transition to heart failure. 

17. HF part 6: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure with Dr. Jonathan Piccini

17. HF part 6: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure with Dr. Jonathan Piccini

Duke cardiology fellow, Rahul Loungani, interviews Dr. Jonathan Piccini, director of the Electrophysiology Clinical Trials Program and Arrhythmia Core Laboratory at Duke University, about atrial fibrillation management in patients with heart failure. They discuss rate vs rhythm control and strategies for both, new onset AF in the context of critical illness, wearable devices in AF, escalation of therapy in AF, ideal patient for catheter ablation, and AF patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy.

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Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. His research interests include the conduct of clinical trials and the assessment of cardiovascular therapeutics for the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders. At present, he is the Director of the EP Clinical Trials Program and Arrhythmia Core Laboratory at Duke University. He also serves on the Clinical Working Group of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Atrial fibrillation (GWTG-Afib) registry program. He is an associate editor for the American Heart Journal and serves on the editorial board of Heart Rhythm, the European Heart Journal, and the Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is the Principal Investigator of the data and coordinating center for ORBIT AF, a 25,000 patient registry focused on quality of care and improving outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. He is also the PI of the GENETIC AF clinical trial, the first clinical trial to study genotype-directed rhythm control therapy for atrial fibrillation. He also serves on the steering committees of multiple international randomized trials focused on the treatment of atrial fibrillation.  Dr. Piccini has more than 175 publications in the field of heart rhythm medicine. Clinically, his focus is on the care of patients with atrial fibrillation and complex arrhythmias, with particular emphasis on catheter ablation and lead extraction.

16. HF part 5: Heart transplantation 101 with Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld​

16. HF part 5: Heart Transplantation 101 with Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld

Vanderbilt fellows, Richa Gupta and Jessica Huston, interview past HFSA president Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld, Director of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Section at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute about the nuts and bolts of cardiac transplantation. Topics discussed include organ allocation, recipient selection, high risk donors, short and long term complications, and what non-transplant physicians should know about immunosuppressive medications. 

Series page: https://www.cardionerds.com/heart-failure-awareness-cardionerds-series/

Dr. JoAnn Lindenfeld, is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Section at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.  She is the past president of the Heart Failure Society of America and serves on editorial boards of numerous journals including JACC, JACC Heart Failure and JHLT.  She is also a member of the AHA/ACC/HFSA heart failure guideline writing committee and was previously chair of the HFSA practice guidelines for the 2006 and 2010 guidelines. In addition to this she’s been an investigator in multiple large-scale clinical trials including the COAPT trial and has served on numerous steering committees, end point committees and data and safety monitoring committees. She is the author of a more than 300 original papers, reviews, and book chapters in the field of heart failure and heart transplantation.

15. HF part 4: LVAD 101 with Dr. Steve Hsu​

15. HF part 4: LVAD 101 with Dr. Steve Hsu​

Carine and Dan delve into left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) 101 with Dr. Steven Hsu, heart failure specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. We get big picture, we get detail oriented and we hit the highlights for the psycho-social-and medical management of our LVAD patient population.

Dr. Steven Hsu received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did his medical training on the Osler Medical Service, during which he also served as an Assistant Chief of Service. He then completed cardiology and advanced cardiomyopathy training at Hopkins. Dr. Hsu takes care of patients with advanced cardiomyopathies, LVADs, and heart transplants. He serves as the medical director of the MCS program. He is also funded by an NIH/NHLBI K23 and leads a translational research effort studying the physiologic and molecular characteristics of right ventricular failure in the setting of pulmonary hypertension.

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