Beyond Journal Club Podcast from Core IM

Published August 1, 2023

Does adding revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to optimal medical therapy improve survival and heart failure hospitalizations in patients with severe ischemic left ventricular systolic dysfunction? Some evidence suggests that patients with low ejection fraction benefit from revascularization by PCI. How do results from the REVIVED trial change how we think about these patients? To find out, listen to the first episode in this new series brought to you by Core IM in collaboration with NEJM Group.

00:50 – Question REVIVED addressed
01:44 – Revascularication in HFrEF
06:32 – Revascularization in stable CAD
10:02 – REVIVED trial
12:20 – Summary and takeaways

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View the episode transcript and references.

Review the relevant sections on ACS and CHF in the Cardiology guide in Rotation Prep.

Beyond Journal Club is a new collaboration between Core IM and NEJM Group where we put the results of clinical trials into context. We tell the story of how we arrived at the current standard of care, appreciate the clinical question of the trial at hand, and interpret what the findings may mean for this patient population.