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#ACCFIT A brief tweetorial about Business of medicine. Several FITs may be in process of signing the job. First thing most want to know how much salary will the get, which is very incomplete picture. Sometimes we are told money is evil and we didn't go into medicine to make money
which is true. None of us went into medicine to make money. In Fact fraction of effort is needed to learn share market and make a lot more money compared to unimaginable hard work is needed to become a physician. Most physicians are poor at managing finances. Money is NOT evil.
When you looking for job, from financial standpoint what's the most important thing to look for? (not considering location, job type, vacation etc)
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CTEPH (a thread)

One of the best learning cases of my residency training at Temple with @PForfiaPHDOC , I recently presented this case at a CTCV conference.

HPI: female pt in her 40s, hx recurrent PE/DVT, IVC filter, on anticoagulation, presents with SOB.
Echo
short axis view with PW of the RVOT shows mid systolic notching
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(1/18) A Brief History of Coronary Angioplasty and the Roots of the Interventional Cardiology Field -- a #Tweetorial

#Cardiotwitter #FOAMed #ACCFIT #histmed @ACCCardioEd

Courtesy of @PopmaJeffrey & @ACCinTouch
(2/18) Dr. Werner Forssman (🇩🇪) performs 1st human #RHC (1929) by inserting a 65cm urologic catheter into his own antecubital vein and walking up to the X-ray department for imaging. Reportedly, he did this repeatedly! He left urology for primary care & shared @NobelPrize (1956).
(3/18) Dr. Fariñas (🇨🇺) performs aortography via femoral🔪 cut down (1941). Dr. Euler (🇩🇪) performs thoracic angiography by direct aorta puncture via esophagus (1949). Drs. Cournand & Dickinson (🇺🇸) open 1st US #cath lab (1945), publish extensively, and shared @NobelPrize (1956).
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#Cardiotwitter thank you for transforming the field of cardiology.

This paper is a testimony of that transformation brought upon by the use of #SoMe in #CV medicine. Published today in @JACCJournals

onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…

Here is a tweetorial on why #SoMe in #CVmedicine
If you are new to twitter look at this slide from my #SoMeGR at @LLUHealth
Engagement = Likes +Retweets
Impressions= Users that tweeted the tweet x no of their followers
More in the basics of #SoMe in onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…
@adityadoc1 @AdiAJoshi @poojaotherwise @almasthela
Make sure to use the hashtags to increase your engagement
List of the popular hashtags used on #cardiotwitter below- look at the reach of those hashtags!

Don’t forget Imaging hashtags: #echofirst #whyCMR #yesCCT #ACCimaging #CVimaging
More at onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…
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1/ Big welcome to our next group of #ACCFIT's at the #3TBigSky Program! #CardioMedEd
2/ Goals of the Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers (3T) course

✔️Develop skills as teachers
✔️Provide a forum for mentorship and feedback
✔️Build a community of educators
3/ Want to know more about #3TBigSky?

Check out our feature here -->
acc.org/latest-in-card…
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A great case of bicuspid-associated aortopathy.
How common is aortic dissection in BAV? To date, many surgeons operate on patients with dilated aortas in the 4.5-5.0 cm range without concomitant severe valve disease. But, how about the evidence so far?
#cardiotwitter #MedEd
1) IRAD had 1.9% BAV patients in a 2006 report (out of 303 type A dissections)
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16820599
2) GenTAC registry had 2 dissections / 772 BAV (follow-up 3.6 years, outcome ascertained in 88%)
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27282895
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Intro to #CAC Tweetorial!

For #ACCFIT, @FiRSTSCCT @ACRRFS #ACCImaging,
@heart_scct #YesCCT #AHA18 #SCCT2019 #Cardiotwitter 😀😀

*⃣Case
*⃣Basics on CAC
*⃣CAC & prognosis
*⃣ACC/AHA 2018 vs SCCT 2017 guidelines
*⃣Case follow-up
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Here’s a case – similar to patients we see everyday in the primary care and cardiology offices. (2/n)

72 year-old asymptomatic healthy 💃
BP 117/74, BMI 22
Lipids: TC 270, TG 100 HDL 90 LDL 155
ACC/AHA ASCVD Risk: 10%

#AHA2018 #YesCCT #CAC #ACCImaging
POLL:

Based on the clinical information, would you (3/n):

#AHA2018 #YesCCT #CAC #SCCT2019 #ACCImaging #Cardiotwitter
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1/ A long thread on LifeVest. I promise it will be entertaining. If you find any inaccuracies please let me know.

Paper of VEST published here - will discuss background to WCD and #VEST but not the trial itself nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
2/ In 2001, FDA gave approval to Lifecor for the first WCD. Later Lifecor was acquired by Zoll (2004 agreement, 2006 acquisition). Zoll maintains a registry for prescribed LifeVests. But lets go back to the FDA approval process.
3/ Lifecor presented 2 separate prospective studies to the FDA; WEARIT and BIROAD. FDA asked for both to be combined into 1 study, and each study representing a subgroup. A total of 289 patients were included.
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The Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers (3T) program is a unique and forward thinking opportunity for #ACCFIT’s supported by @ACCinTouch @ACCCardioEd to train our growing community of medical educators! @craigalpert @mwcullen @ShashankSinhaMD
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Evaluation of Cardiac Masses:
A Tweetorial for #FITSurvivalGuide 🚨 #ACCImaging @ASE360 @SCMR @journalofCMR @ACCinTouch
Dedicated:@dr_chirumamilla & all #ACCFIT in #CardioTwitter
Main Ref: link.springer.com/article/10.100… Palaskas, et al. Curr Treat Options Cardio Med (2018) 20: 29.
Usually, it all starts with an abnormal finding in an echo suggestive of intracavitary mass. How can we tell one from the other? It can be confusing.
For artifacts, I did a Tweetorial already that describes the most common ones. Basic understanding of ultrasound physics is needed to be able to explain them: twitter.com/i/moments/1030…
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#PregnancyCardiology Primer courtesy of a fantastic lecture by Dr. Sabrina Phillips from Mayo Clinic. Follow the thread #ACCFIT s for a good overview of considerations. #FelllowsFirst #MedEd

How does plasma volume and erythrocyte volume change during pregnancy? 1/12
#PregnancyCardiology Primer

Other important factors in the cycle of volume expansion and decreased SVR
2/12

#FellowsFirst #ACCFIT
#PregnancyCardiology

Cardiac Output changes in Pregnancy

3/12

#FellowsFirst #ACCFIT
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#FITSurvivalGuide: #HeartFailure management — a #tweetorial for #ACCFIT

1️⃣ Non-pharmacologic
2️⃣ Acute HF
3️⃣ Staging
4️⃣ HFrEF
5️⃣ HFpEF
6️⃣ Devices
7️⃣ Advanced Tx
8️⃣ Misc
Resources: @HFSA @ishlt @AHAScience @JACCJournals @HRSonline
1️⃣ Non-pharmacological therapies for HF:
➖Cardiac rehabilitation can improve functional capacity, exercise duration & mortality
➖Diet: Low Na (2-3 g/day) diet to reduce congestive symptoms
➖Biomarkers have an important role in diagnosis and prognosis of patients with HF
2️⃣ Acute Heart Failure Treatment agenda:
➖ Stabilize condition based on hemodynamics profile
➖ Establish dx, etiology and precipitating factor
➖ Initiate therapy for symptom relief
➖ Preload/afterload reduction
➖ Inhibition of neurohormonal activation for long term mgmt
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#FITSurvivalGuide #ACCFIT
Topic - Ventricular Tachycardia!

Agenda:
1- Approach to evaluating #VT
2- Management of #VT
3- Practice Cases

Please share your thoughts & input to this #tweetorial!

@ACCCardioEd @ACCinTouch #FOAMed @MichiganACC
#FITSurvivalGuide #ACCFIT
1/10 – Ventricular Tachycardia
Simplified approach to evaluate tachycardia:
Rule #1 – If HD unstable ➡️ shock!

If HD stable, sit down & think.
Step # 1 - QRS: wide or narrow?
Step # 2 - Rhythm: regular or irregular?

This will narrow DDx!
#FITSurvivalGuide #ACCFIT
2/10 - Wide complex tachycardia

Always consider clinical Scenario!
Look for history of MI and cardiomyopathy ➡️ strongly favor #VT!

* If structural heart disease is present, you will be correct 9/10 times with diagnosis of VT!
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#FITSurvivalGuide #ACCFIT

1/10: Stroke🧠 prevention in afib. #warfarin, #noacs, & LAA occlusion devices.

◽️shared decision making is key 🔑
◽️CHADS-Vasc to stratify risk
◽️factor 💸and CrCl 🚽
◽️DAPT+AC= ↑↑bleeding



2/10
For a quick review on coagulation physiology as it pertains to AC see 📽below.

@dr_chirumamilla @Pooh_Velagapudi @bcostelloMD @majazayeri @fawazalenezi55 @SanChris999 @GuruKowlgi @Nidhi_Madan9 @sabeedak1 @noshreza
@SaggerMawri @nsivcd @DrManiCardio @khandelwalMD @drjohnm
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Warfarin 🐀☣️
◽️interferes with normal post translational gamma-carboxylation of vitamin K dependent clotting factors 2️⃣7️⃣9️⃣🔟

◽️doesn’t inactivate functional clotting factors
◽️prothrombin half life: 72h
◽️Ergo INR effect 24-36 hr
🛑 teratogenic
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#FITSurvivalGuide #ACCFIT
#InfectiveEndocarditis.
1/10 Not comprehensive. ⬇️⬇️some imp. points. Hx, exam, echo, micro data essential to diagnose & treat apporpriately. Suggested read : 2014 ACC/AHA valve guideline with 2017 Focused update.

cc: @dr_chirumamilla
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Incidence varies. Native IE 10-15/100K/year, PVE ~30% of all IE.

Risk ⬆️>60 years, ♂️sex, IV drug use, HIV, hemodialysis, poor 🦷 with infection, Alcoholic cirrhosis, intravascular device, CIED, immunosuppression, Transplants, Rheumatic ❤️ dz...
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-Vegetations - "On the lower pressure side of a cardiac chamber / structural lesion or at site of impact of high-velocity blood jets "

-Acute vs Subacute IE
-Right vs Left sided IE
-Early (<60 days) vs Late ( >60days) Prosthetic IE

⭐️Modified Duke's criteria⭐️
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#FITSurvivalGuide: The Forgotten Valve-#TricuspidRegurgitation (#TR) #tweetorial for the new #ACCFIT!

1⃣ Anatomy
2⃣ Etiologies
3⃣ Classification
4⃣ Diagnosis
5⃣ Treatment

Resources: @ASE360 @JACCJournals @CircAHA @ACCCardioEd @UMNews @Medtronic

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cc: @dr_chirumamilla
[2/10] Impt to understand #TricuspidValve 1⃣ Anatomy

3 leaflets ⬇️ + fibrous annulus + 2 papillary 💪🏽 + chordae tendinae + RA/RV ❤️

⬛️ Anterior 🍃 (largest)
◾️Posterior
▪️Septal (smallest)

(note: throughout #tweetorial, see image descriptions for more content) TV is largest and most apically displaced valve (normal TV area is between 7 and 9 cm^2).  Tricuspid annulus = complex nonplanar 3D structure w/low posteroseptal portion (towards the RV apex) & high anterolateral portion.TV has 2 distinct pap muscles (ant & post) + 3rd variable septal pap muscle. Largest pap = typically anterior w/chordae supporting ant & post leaflets. Posterior pap supports post + septal leaflets. Septal pap is variable: absent in up to 20% of normal patients or small, or multiple.Note attachments of leaflets/chordae to papillary muscles, RV free wall, moderator band.
[3/10] 2⃣ Etiologies = Structural (1º) vs. Functional (FTR)

Keep chart ⬇️ DDx in mind when reading #EchoFirst

~80% of significant TR = FTR/2º to TA dilatation + leaflet tethering ⬅️ RV remodeling ⬅️ volume and/or pressure overload

Structural (1º) cause = less common
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1/10 “To PCI, or Not to PCI, That is the Question” Will Shakespeare, MD
#FITSurvivalGuide
*Per many contentious #cardiotwitter discussions I realize this is loaded topic but I’m going to attempt an early stage #ACCFIT overview while recognizing there is a lot of nuance.
2/10 Why not “See lesion Fix lesion”?
Poor correlation between est'd visual stenosis & quantitative stenosis. And, without noninvasive ischemic data, coronary angio has limited accuracy w/ regard to identifying significance of many stenoses
*STEMI PCI already done @KhandelwalMD
3/10 COURAGE trial (OMT vs OMT and PCI of visually-estimated significant stenoses): No difference death/MI between OMT & OMT/PCI. PCI demonstrated clinical benefit only when treating relevant myocardial ischemia determined by noninvasive testing.
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1/10 #STEMI from ruptured plaque, less plaque erosion. @BraunwaldEugene pic demonstrates LDL oxidized, glycated➡️cytokines release express adhesion molecules➡️monocytes roll, diapedesis➡️ingest LDL, become foam cell➡️SMC migrate, proliferate➡️some apoptosis➡️plaque
2/10 Why #STEMI on #ECG
1. Diastolic current of injury: current away from relatively depolarized injury➡️TQ depression➡️normalized on ECG➡️ST elevation
2. Systolic current of injury: current towards injury due to early repol➡️ST elevation
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Let’s continue with Day 7 of the cardiology #FITSurvivalGuide #tweetorial! Today we will talk about basics of stress testing for diagnosing CAD.

#ACCFIT #CardioMedEd #FOAMed @ACCinTouch @ACCCardioEd
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Let’s start with a case: 55 y/o woman with CV risk factors presents to clinic with mild CP for 3 months. What is the next test if you want to diagnose significant CAD?
3/
Not enough info. History/physical critical. Starting meds ok but get a diagnosis if case not clear cut. Exercise testing is better but not appropriate for every patient. Cath first if you believe unstable/high-risk disease or if symptomatic + high-pretest probability.
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