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PodMed – Week of March 23, 2015

March 19, 2015

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This week’s topics include stents versus CABG, screening people without symptoms for heart disease, agreement about breast biopsies, and imaging for low back pain in older folks.

Program notes:

0:47 CABG versus stents
1:49 Second generation drug-eluting stents
2:47 Stents have higher rate of restenosis
3:47 Stents and restenosis
4:22 Screening low risk people for cardiac disease
5:23 Not recommended
5:37 Imaging for low back pain in older folks
6:35 Early imaging not associated with better outcomes
7:04 Breast biopsies
8:04 Agreed well on invasive cancer
9:03 Middle range where problem occurs
10:20 End

Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/03/20/cabg-versus-stents/

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