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Heart HQ celebrates World Heart Day by launching a podcast!


September 29th is World Heart Day.

On this day, Heart HQ is urging people to focus on their heart health - and decided to draw attention to this by launching a podcast on the topic!

Heart HQ - A Cardiology Podcast is a fortnightly podcast hosted by two of our cardiologists, Dr Peter Larsen and Dr Stuart Butterly.

In each episode they will discuss trending topics, as well as interesting cases that present themselves at Heart HQ.

In their very first episode, officially launched on World Heart Day, they talk about Left Atrial Myxoma, a rare condition that can have serious implications for the patient.

They also kick off their '5 things to remember' segment with Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring - including the benefits of this test and when to use it.

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify by clicking here.

Show notes for Episode 1

Stuart Butterly references a patient who had Left Atrial Myxoma. Here is the image he refers to:


And the echocardiogram image from this patient:


The cardiologists also refer to a Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring graph depicting statin use (ref - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Dec, 72 (25) 3233–3242):


And, lastly, the MESA calculator they refer to can be found here or here.

You can learn more about Dr Peter Larsen and Dr Stuart Butterly here.

Enjoyed this podcast?

If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

If you'd like to get in touch with us about our podcast, you can email us at podcast@hearthq.com.au

Thanks for tuning in - happy World Heart Day!

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