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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast: Valvular heart disease, anticoagulation, TAVR, and primary care

The Curbsiders team, a national network of students, residents and clinician educators from across the country represents 15 different institutions. On the show they “curbside” the experts to deconstruct various topics in the world of medicine to provide listeners with clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge and bad puns.

This episode covers TAVR vs SAVR, choice of valve type, rheumatic heart disease, antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis, who needs an echocardiogram, and anticoagulation goals with tips from cardiologist, Dr. Eli Gelfand, Section Chief of General Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Correspondent Dr. Kate Grant joins them for this conversation with Dr. Gelfand about his common sense approach to the evaluation and management of valvular heart disease.