PodMed – Week of February 6, 2017


Lung cancer in human body illustration

This week’s topics include heart problems and e-cigarettes, aortic valve replacement, the health impact of low socioeconomic status, and real life lung cancer screening data.

Program notes:

0:33 Risk for premature death
1:33 Low SES more important than most other risk factors
2:34 Strengthen local communities
2:57 e-cigarettes and cardiovascular risk factors
3:58 Measured sympathetic activity
4:48 Any comparison with traditional cigarettes?
5:32 Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
6:32 One-third didn’t survive or improve
7:19 Lung cancer screening in the VA population
8:19 Only 10 diagnosed among 1000 screened
9:21 Need a low false positive rate
10:32 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2017/02/03/real-life-screening-for-lung-cancer/