PodMed – Week of March 23, 2015


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/