In this week's episode of Parallax, Dr Ankur Kalra welcomes Dr John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist practicing in Louisville and the host of the popular podcast "This Week in Cardiology" and author of Sensible Medicine, among other forums.
In this insightful episode, we delve into Dr Mandrola's career journey. He discusses how the beginnings of his career during a period of significant innovations and the reversal of expert opinions profoundly influenced his perspective on medicine, leading to a more conservative stance. Dr Kalra then invites Dr Mandrola to share the motivations that drive his work as a medical journalist and communicator, along with his methods of selecting studies to highlight in his writings and show.
Dr Mandrola emphasizes the importance of bedside medicine and the critical role of translating and interpreting evidence in modern healthcare. Together, Dr Kalra and Dr Mandrola explore the complexities of practicing medicine today and ponder the value propositions associated with the latest innovations.
Dr Mandrola sheds light on what he considers the most promising new advances in the field. He concludes the episode by offering valuable advice to our listeners, advocating for the implementation of innovations grounded in medical evidence and supported by sound policies.