PodMed – Week of April 11, 2016


This week’s topics include statins for those at intermediate risk for heart disease, fresh fruit consumption in China, atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, and screening for COPD

Program notes:

0:36 Fresh fruit consumption in China
1:35 Reduction in blood pressure and blood sugar
2:35 Ethnicity and diet
3:34 HOPE 3 trial
4:35 Who should take a statin?
5:33 Side effects consideration
6:14 Atrial fibrillation after heart surgery
7:16 Either therapy the same
8:04 Screening for COPD
9:10 Finding them doesn’t improve outcome
10:30 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/04/08/is-fruit-chinese-food/