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Guest Harold Bays, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Host Dr. Alan Brown discusses fat, exercise and cholesterol with Dr. Harold Bays, medical director and president of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, an independent research center. They look at the properties of adipose tissue — what Dr. Bays calls adiposopathy, or "sick...

Air Date: September 29, 2011
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Guest Paul Hopkins, MD, MSPH with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Host Dr. Alan Brown continues his series of conversations demystifying familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), this week with Dr. Paul Hopkins, co-director of cardiovascular genetics and director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic at the University of Utah. They define FH from a...

Air Date: September 29, 2011
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Guest Joyce Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Host Dr. Alan Brown discusses management issues and practical advice with certified registered nurse practitioner and clinical lipid specialist Joyce Ross, who says that familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common genetic disorder, and many who have it are totally unaware of their...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest Christie Ballantyne, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Dr. Christie Ballantyne discusses with host Dr. Alan Brown the use of genetic testing in various phases of disease onset in patients facing heart disease. They talk about how clinicians can utilize the current technologies, what the costs are and the benefits. How does learning more about the...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest Robert Wild, MD, MPH, D.Phil. with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

What are the components of useful, evidence-based data? Dr. Robert Wild discusses with host Dr. Alan Brown the spectrum of data — from expert opinion, to observational studies, to different types of analytic studies, including cross-sectional, case-controlled studies, cohort studies, and...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest James Falko, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

About 1 in 500 people have familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the genetic disorder characterised by very high levels of low-density lipoprotein in the blood. Host Dr. Alan Brown talks to Dr. James Falko, professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Patients are bombarded with dietary advice for cardiovascular health. Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition in the department of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University and president of the National Lipid Association, discusses with host Dr. Alan Brown how...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest Edward Gill, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

The Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention recently developed appropriate use criteria for carotid IMT. What is the procedure? Why is it used? Why is it controversial? Which patients are candidates? Dr. Edward Gill, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology in the department...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest Seth Baum, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

This program reviews the guidelines for determining which patients should receive coronary CT angiography (CCTA), highlights the differences between CCTA and coronary calcium testing, and explores the overall radiation risk of serial CCTA. Dr. Alan Brown talks to guest Dr. Seth Baum, expert on...

Air Date: June 1, 2011
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Guest Allen Taylor, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Dr. Allen J. Taylor, director of advanced cardiac imaging at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, joins host Dr. Alan Brown to discuss the practical application and appropriateness of imaging guidlines related to screening for cardiovascular risk as well as carotid intima-media...

Air Date: April 26, 2011
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