The Parallax Podcast
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The Parallax Podcast

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Join Ankur Kalra, MD as he shows you a different side to cardiovascular care, management and science in his fortnightly podcast series called Parallax.

Published every second Monday, listen to Ankur’s conversations with legendary cardiologists, critical reviews of key congresses and late-breaking trials, and concise summaries of the best literature in cardiology.

We want to make this podcast about you, and for you! Please email us critical thoughts, comments and questions for Ankur at podcast@radcliffe-group.com.


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EP 116: Navigating the Realities of Guideline Directed Medical Therapy with Dr Chahoud and Dr Israel
EP116 • Jul 22, 2024 • 45m 6s
In this enlightening episode of Parallax, which focuses on guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT), Dr Ankur Kalra is joined by two guests, Dr Georges Chahoud, a Heart Failure Cardiologist at St. Louis Cardiology Consultants in the US, and Dr Carsten Israel, Chief of Cardiology at Bethel-Clinic in Germany.
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 EP 115: Navigating Cultures and Cardiology: Dr Janarthanan Sathananthan's Global Journey
EP115 • Jul 01, 2024 • 48m 15s
In this compelling episode of the Parallax Podcast, host Dr Ankur Kalra sits down with Dr Janarthanan Sathananthan, an interventional and structural cardiologist and the Chief Medical Officer of Interventional Cardiology at Boston Scientific. Dr Sathananthan recounts his life's journey, from being born in Sri Lanka during the civil war, and moving to Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Canada, and finally North America. He shares how his diverse upbringing profoundly shaped his career in cardiology.
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The Leap Year Gene with Shelley Wood, Bestselling Author & Editor-in-Chief of TCTmd
EP114 • Jun 17, 2024 • 42m 24s
In this week’s Parallax, Dr Ankur Kalra welcomes back Shelley Wood, best known for her work in the cardiology community as the editor-in-chief of TCTMD and Editorial Director of CRF. They discuss her work as a creative author and her second novel, "The Leap Year Gene," set to be published by Harper Collins in Canada and Union Square Press in the US in August 2024.
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EP 113: Your Guide to Radiation Hygiene: Insights from Manufacturer and Users
EP113 • Jun 03, 2024 • 46m 28s
This special episode dives deep into the crucial topic of radiation hygiene, exploring it from the perspectives of both manufacturers and users of radiation safety products.
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EP 112: Just One Heart: Burnout, Positive Mindset & Leadership with Dr Fisher
EP112 • May 20, 2024 • 50m 25s
Tune in for a rich discussion with Dr Jonathan Fisher and Dr Ankur Kalra on the future of healthcare, well-being, and rediscovering the human connection at the heart of medicine. Find out more about the bestselling book Just One Heart: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Healing, Health, and Happiness.
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EP 111: ACC 24 in Review With Dr Vallabhajosyula: 5 Trials That Will Change Your Practice
EP111 • Apr 22, 2024 • 1h 11m 26s
Dr Kalra and Dr Vallabhajosyula dissect the practical implications of the top 5 ACC.24 trials, answering pressing questions and addressing emerging dilemmas.
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EP 110: Cultivating Leadership, Civic Duty & the Presidential Leadership Programme with Dr Sinha
EP110 • Apr 08, 2024 • 43m 28s
In this episode, Dr Sinha shares his insights on leadership after participating in the prestigious Presidential Leadership Scholars Programme.
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EP 109: Navigating Volume Status in Heart Failure Patients with Dr Andrew Darlington
EP109 • Mar 11, 2024 • 38m 44s
In this informative episode of Parallax, Dr Ankur Kalra is joined by Dr Andrew Darlington, an Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute in Georgia.

Together, Dr Kalra and Dr Darlington delve into the significance of assessing volume status in patients with heart failure, highlighting its continued relevance in 2024, including the availability of new diagnostic tools, including the Heart Failure Management System (HFMS).

This series is supported by ZOLL and is intended for Health Care Professionals.
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EP 108: Song of Our Scars: Authorship & Medicine with Senior Advisor for FDA, Dr Warraich
EP108 • Feb 26, 2024 • 44m 44s
In this week's Parallax episode, Dr Ankur Kalra welcomes Dr Haider Warraich, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr Warraich is not only a Senior Advisor for Chronic Disease to the FDA Commissioner but also a prolific author, having written three books, including "Song of Our Scars: The Untold Story of Pain." He is a regular contributor to publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post.
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EP 107: JACC: Advances - Leadership & the Future of Publishing with Dr Silversides
EP107 • Feb 12, 2024 • 43m 21s
Dive into the unique synergy between her clinical practice and editorial leadership as Dr Silversides shares her vision for the journal. Learn how she navigates diverse responsibilities, manages peer reviews, and ensures fair evaluation of the submitted manuscripts. Get insights into launching a journal, from adapting to the needs of the readership and editorial board selection to time management. Dr Silversides joins Dr Kalra in exploring the evolving landscape of academic publishing, discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by AI and other advancements.
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EP 116: Navigating the Realities of Guideline Directed Medical Therapy with Dr Chahoud and Dr Israel
EP116 • Jul 22, 2024 • 45m 6s
In this enlightening episode of Parallax, which focuses on guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT), Dr Ankur Kalra is joined by two guests, Dr Georges Chahoud, a Heart Failure Cardiologist at St. Louis Cardiology Consultants in the US, and Dr Carsten Israel, Chief of Cardiology at Bethel-Clinic in Germany.
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 EP 115: Navigating Cultures and Cardiology: Dr Janarthanan Sathananthan's Global Journey
EP115 • Jul 01, 2024 • 48m 15s
In this compelling episode of the Parallax Podcast, host Dr Ankur Kalra sits down with Dr Janarthanan Sathananthan, an interventional and structural cardiologist and the Chief Medical Officer of Interventional Cardiology at Boston Scientific. Dr Sathananthan recounts his life's journey, from being born in Sri Lanka during the civil war, and moving to Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Canada, and finally North America. He shares how his diverse upbringing profoundly shaped his career in cardiology.
Read More
The Leap Year Gene with Shelley Wood, Bestselling Author & Editor-in-Chief of TCTmd
EP114 • Jun 17, 2024 • 42m 24s
In this week’s Parallax, Dr Ankur Kalra welcomes back Shelley Wood, best known for her work in the cardiology community as the editor-in-chief of TCTMD and Editorial Director of CRF. They discuss her work as a creative author and her second novel, "The Leap Year Gene," set to be published by Harper Collins in Canada and Union Square Press in the US in August 2024.
Read More
EP 113: Your Guide to Radiation Hygiene: Insights from Manufacturer and Users
EP113 • Jun 03, 2024 • 46m 28s
This special episode dives deep into the crucial topic of radiation hygiene, exploring it from the perspectives of both manufacturers and users of radiation safety products.
Read More
EP 112: Just One Heart: Burnout, Positive Mindset & Leadership with Dr Fisher
EP112 • May 20, 2024 • 50m 25s
Tune in for a rich discussion with Dr Jonathan Fisher and Dr Ankur Kalra on the future of healthcare, well-being, and rediscovering the human connection at the heart of medicine. Find out more about the bestselling book Just One Heart: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Healing, Health, and Happiness.
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What our listeners say

This podcast is great for anyone in the medical field. Excellent review of medical literature! Great job Dr.Kalra

Hisham Siddiqui, Excellent

Excellent supplement to the Radcliffe Cardiology journal. Kudos to Dr. Kalra for putting together an outstanding lineup of expert guests and covering topics relevant to anyone involved or interested in cardiology.

Laura Gerik, Engaging and informative

This is an excellent series and thank you Dr Kalra for putting it together. I have enjoyed listening to each and every episode and would encourage others to do so as well!

Outstanding... Excellent!

Being interviewed by Ankur Kalra for this episode #8 was a terrific experience! It was such an easy conversation (kudos to Ankur's interview style!) that we didn't realize how quickly time passed us by. This is an important topic and something I passionately believe in. Diversity, inclusion, bias and how they all tie into leadership is relevant for all of us. Responding to negative feedback and failure in a positive way is crucial to progress. We also talked about the wisdom of letting go and getting ahead. Thanks for the opportunity to ai my views, Ankur! Best wishes for future episodes!



 

Fantastic experience!

Dr Kalra does a fantastic job at selecting and interviewing colleagues and peers who bring a truly unique perspective in areas such as leadership, mentorship, career growth, mindfulness and life-work balance. A must for fellows in training, early career professionals and physicians in general.

Excellent podcast for FIT and early career cardiologists

“Hit the nail on the head” podcast for cardiologists. Very unique and enlightening content which addresses major issues cardiologists face in everyday practice in a style that combines top notch academic expertise with practicality of daily patient care.

Dr Hady Lichaa, Phenomenal

This is a great initiative by Dr Karla!! Great applications allowing everyone to hear experts in cardiology talking about cardiovascular sciences and career development!! Great resource for all fellows, early career cardiologists and also senior cardiologists!!

By Lina Ya’qoub, MD

These podcasts are excellent. Experts in the field share their personal journey, advice and their take on important CV issues. Highly recommended!

Zain Asad MD, Excellent!

Excellent content, useful and pertinent for physicians at all levels of training. It offers a rare insight into the trajectories of distinguished and eminent leaders; a great opportunity to learn from their stories. The conversations are intellectually stimulating, and thought provoking. Keep ‘em coming!

Excellent podcast

A friend told me about this podcast and I am hooked to it. It’s great to know about the person behind the great researches which are ongoing and how they have achieved the great landmark in their professional life. The other tidbits about managing personal life and how to be more effective tips are something which I am trying to imbibe in my personal life. Although, I am a resident interested in Cardiology. This podcast is great even for anybody in the field of medicine.

Fun to hear, motivates me to learn and be curious

Really enjoyed the episode with Dr. Kleiman. Good questions and I like Dr. Kleimans approach to his thought process. Motivating podcast, would suggest to have a cardiology fellow and/or resident on the show for an episode to get that perspective of medicine as well.

Omar Sheikh

Highly informative. Inspirational podcast for fellows in training!

Adnan Khalif, Great Podcast for ACCFITs

Just listened to the Portrait of a Clinician-Scientist and a few more. You have a natural talent Ankur. You have an extremely calming voice and know how to get the best out of your interviewees. Congratulations!

Fantastic discussion!

Very well done!

Excellent

This series of Podcasts is exceptional. The host Ankur Kalra MD, is a brilliant interventional cardiologist. He interviews international leaders in cardiology. The Podcasts are sponsored by Racliffe Cardiology. Dr. kalra is very articulate and able to extract relevant information from his guests!

It’s an absolutely fantastic podcast. All the speakers are excellent. Dr. Kara is a wonderful interviewer and really tries to get to the heart of issues. The podcasts are authentic and full of extremely important conversations that are of help to everyone irrespective of their sub specialty or the stage of their career. I recommend that all my colleagues listen to them . I have listened ti them more than once and learn more every time !!

Pearls of wisdom

Highly recommend this podcast. Thoughtful approach to very relevant topics spanning the entire breadth of cardiology. Very well done, great host and guest speakers.

Priya Rao K, Relevant & thought provoking

I love this podcast! The best part about it is you don’t have to be a cardiologist, or even a physician to follow & understand it! Dr Karla hits on a plethora of important topics and always keeps it fresh and interesting. His voice is easy to listen to as well!


 

I especially loved his episode about establishing an academic career. Inspiring to say the least!

One of my favorite cardiology podcasts

This is a great platform bringing great speakers and physician-scientists to talk about their lives and work. Appealing to a very wide audience base. Meaningful questions and thought provoking conversations.

Great job!

Great Podcast!! Keep up the great work 🙌🏼

Rana Younis

After discovering Dr. Kalra’s podcasts..I must say he’s an exceptionally kind and generous doctor. I've learned a lot from just listening to his ideologies, taking notes about how he’s handled your life and career, and great talks on mentorship. What stood out most to me was how Dr. Kalra talks about the Gita in the context of Dharma and Karma, especially how we can apply it in medicine. Gita always reminds us that our work is to do the job without intending to receive results. Things that are not in our control should not take up space in our thinking and doing. I am thankful for the important teachings, they’ve been inspirational. I continue to look forward to listening and learning from this fantastic podcast, Parallax.

Great Podcast!

The idea of interviewing cardiologists is exceptional. It literally helps early stage people like me to know them, their values, ideology, how their journey evolved. We know them from distant but after listening this podcast it feels we know them. Dr Kalra is a great guy, his questions are so relatable to reviewers like me. I listen to it everyday on my commute and it gives me great pleasure. They are so engaging that sometimes I have lost my exit, lol!!

Great work!

Exceptional idea to interview great cardiologist

Excellent Cardiology podcast with insightful topics. Led by an exceptional Interventional Cardiologist who engages guest speakers with stimulating questions and interactions. Dr. Ankur Kalra’s dedication to the advancement of Cardiology patient care is evident through his authenticity. Highly recommend!!

heart_nurse15, Interesting Topics

This is a phenomenal podcast that emphasizes not only the latest in cardiology from a medicine perspective, but the so many other important topics that are necessary for learners at all levels of their career to understand to be an improved physician and person!

Great podcast