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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Feb 13, 2020

We had fun on this in-studio podcast with Dan Matlock, geriatrician and palliative care clinician researcher at the University of Colorado, and frequent guest and host on GeriPal. We most recently talked with Dan about Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Destination Therapy. Today we talked with Dan about Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) - everything a geriatrician or palliative care clinician should know. Dan and his team have developed a number of terrific decision aids around ICD implantation (see, and have seen uptake and use of these decision aids skyrocket following CMS's mandate requiring an shared decision making interaction prior to ICD implantation. Enjoy! -@AlexSmithMD