119. The Braunwald Chronicles: Carotid Sinus Stimulation, Limitation of Infarct Size & The Open Artery Hypothesis

CardioNerds (Amit GoyalDaniel AmbinderCarine Hamoand Karan Desai) are honored to bring to you the Braunwald Chronicles. These are stories of discovery, innovation, accidents, perseverance, and more…truly these are the stories of cardiology, directly from a father of modern cardiology himself, Dr. Eugene Braunwald. Dr. Braunwald’s life and stories together are the saga which have brought us to this day in modern cardiology. So please join us for this wonderful series, as we journey through the history of cardiology, across 6 extraordinary chapters. We continue with Chapter 5 where Dr. Braunwald discusses his discoveries related to carotid sinus stimulation, limitation of infarct size & the open artery hypothesis. The open artery hypothesis has revolutionized the way we take care of patients with myocardial infarction. We thank Dr. Karan Desai, Editorial APD with the CardioNerds Academy, and fellow at University of Maryland, for all the work he put into designing the Braunwald Chronicles. Audio editing by Pace Wetstein.

Dr. Braunwald’s favorite paper: (Please note the very last paragraph)Kjekshus JK. Factors influencing infarct size following coronary artery occlusion. JOslo City Hosp. 1974;24(11-12):155-175.

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