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Heart Podcast

Dr James Rudd

Interviews on the latest research in cardiology


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Latest Podcast Episodes

Diagnosis, Risk Stratification and Management of Myocarditis

Dr Bettina Heidecker (@BettinaHeideck1) Dr Bettina Heidecker from Berlin joins Professor Rudd to discuss all aspects of myocarditis. Read their Education in Heart paper: "Diagnosis, risk stratification and management of myocarditis" Release date: 31st January 2023

Transitioning from medicine to industry: general considerations

Dr Jennifer Franke and Dr Matthew Daniels In this episode, Professor Rudd is joined by Dr Jennifer Franke, Chief Medical Officer at Philips, and Dr Matthew Daniels from Sana Biotechnology in Seattle to discuss their recent Cardiology in Focus paper on career pathways outside of clinical medicine. Release date: 17th January 2023

Shared decision making in cardiology

 Dr Panagiota Mitropoulou  Dr Panagiota Mitropoulou from Southampton, UK, joins Professor Rudd to discuss the idea of shared decision-making with patients and the benefits it can bring. Read the related article and editorial published in Heart. Release date: 3rd January 2023

The ESC guidelines on heart failure - what are the important takeaways?

Dr Patricia Campbell Dr Patricia Campbell from the Southern Trust joins Professor Rudd to discuss the important takeaways from the 2021 ESC heart failure guidelines, including the diagnosis of HFpEF, revised BNP cut-offs, cardiac amyloidosis and much more. This episode is sponsored by an educational grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly Alliance. The sponsor has no influence over podcast content, the selection of speakers or any associated educational material. Release date: 13th December 2022

What's new in heart failure? An update from Professor Carolyn Lam

Professor Carolyn Lam (@lamcardio) Professor Carolyn Lam, a world expert in heart failure from the University of Singapore and the National Heart Centre, joins Professor Rudd to discuss updates in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, including wearables, biomarkers, the 4 pillars of therapy, and how and why there has historically been an under-representation of women in heart failure trials. This episode is sponsored by an educational grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly Alliance. The sponsor has no influence over podcast content, the selection of speakers or any associated educational material. Release date: 29th November 2022

Apple Podcast reviews

★★★★★ Amazing show. Great for med students. Hi - I really enjoy this podcast. The host has a funny way with guests and the topics are mostly relevant to me. Can we please have weekly or video releases on YouTube? 22/06/2022
★★★★★ Great podcast for cardiology doctors and nurses Love this. The host is a cardiologist too which puts the topics into a clinical real world perspective. Keep it up. Perhaps weekly episodes - would love that. Good show length for commuting. Keep up the good work! 12/03/2022 
★★★★★ Really great listening I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast. The host is a natural presenter and they choose interesting guests and topics. Can it go weekly please? 15/12/2021
★★★★★ An informative, interesting and professional podcast. This podcast consistently produces episodes with interesting guests and relevant topics, all delivered in a palatable <30 mins format. I particularly recommend this podcast for (pre)-medical students with an interest in cardiology. Keep up the good work! 28/06/2020


Heart is an international, peer-reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Each issue contains original research, accompanying editorials and reviews. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others. View more episodes.
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