The Bob Harrington Show

 
 

The Bob Harrington Show

  • A Tale of Medical Mysteries Unraveled by Genetic Detectives   A genomics giant with a family history of heart disease and an Olympic athlete accused of cheating are just two of the medical mysteries that were unraveled by DNA analysis.
  • COVID and the Athlete's Heart   When is it safe to return to play after having COVID? Bob Harrington and Manesh Patel discuss our evolving understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 affects the hearts of athletes and weekend warriors.
  • 2020 Wrap-up: COVID-19's Effects on Cardiology   Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson continue their review of 2020, discussing the 'riddle wrapped in an enigma' that was the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Top Cardiology Trials of 2020 in Review   The annual tradition continues as did cardiology research despite a pandemic. Trials on fish oils, statins, SGLT2 inhibitors, and antiplatelets are among the selections of Drs Harrington and Gibson.
  • Pandemic Publishing: Speed vs Quality Control   Three editors of cardiology journals -- Drs Harrington, Yancy, and Nallamothu -- discuss the challenges of maintaining quality during the COVID-19 surge in submissions.
  • Thrombosis in COVID-19: What We Know and How to Treat   Hematologist Mary Cushman discusses arterial and venous thrombosis issues with SARS-CoV-2 and the role of anticoagulation.
  • Pandemic: 'Another Earthquake' Exposing Health Inequities   Bob Harrington asks Michelle Albert why mortality rates are so high in minority communities, and whether COVID-19 will lead to meaningful changes in health and social inequities.
  • Yes, There Is a Role for Poetry and Fiction in a Pandemic   'They fancy themselves free. And no one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences,' wrote Camus in 'The Plague', which Abraham Verghese sees as relevant to our collective experience of COVID-19.
  • A Cardiologist's Search for Medicine's Lost Heart   Cardiologist Lisa Rosenbaum seeks meaning in her work as a physician and correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, a quest first started by her grandfather who was also a physician-writer.
  • Cardiology's Hottest Trial of 2019 and Healthcare 2020   Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson continue their review of 2019 with the 'hottest trial of the year' and what to expect in healthcare in 2020.
  • Cardiology 2019: Top Trials in Review   'It's like we're in the '90s again.' Drs Gibson and Harrington review top cardiology trials on revascularization, lipid management, and antithrombotics in part 1 of their annual wrap-up.
  • How a Snakebite and Sudden Death Led to Cardiology and Writing   A family history of sudden death was the impetus for author Sandeep Jauhar's fascination with the heart, which led to a career in cardiology and his latest book Heart: A History.
  • 'I Was That Kid': Dr Quinn Capers Inspires #BlackMenInMedicine   Fewer black men are going into medicine today than in 1978. Drs Harrington and Capers discuss how to increase diversity in medicine and why it's important for caregivers to reflect the population they treat.
  • Calling Time on the Failure in Heart Failure   Optimal medical therapy and recent advances show that heart failure is preventable and not obligatory, Clyde Yancy tells Bob Harrington.
  • Cardiology Topics to Watch for in 2019 Wearables, aspirin for secondary prevention, AI and machine learning, and drug pricing are among the topics to keep an eye on in 2019, according to cardiologists Drs Harrington and Gibson.
  • 'Hope' and 'Optimism' for Reducing Physician Burnout   It's not all dire. Tait Shanafelt, MD, is witnessing improvement and momentum in the field of clinician wellness. Learn about his journey from hematology to chief wellness officer.
  • The Top Cardiology Trials of 2018 in Review Contrasting studies on the benefits of percutaneous mitral valve repair and a fall from grace for aspirin make the list for Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson. Find out what else piqued their interest.
  • For Better Clinical Research, Collaborate With Statisticians   Volunteering at a VA hospital was the first step in biostatistician Frank Harrell's illustrious career in cardiovascular research.
  • Data Torture and Dumb Analyses: Missteps With Big Data   Despite the vastness of available data, don't forget the basics, warns biostatistician Frank Harrell in this conversation with Bob Harrington.
  • Cardio Twitter: An Essential Tool for Staying Current   Drs Harrington and Yeh discuss the pros, cons, and cautions of using Twitter in the cardiovascular community.