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Ep. 36 Conversation with a clinical trialist
16th October 2018 • The Accad and Koka Report • Michel Accad and Anish Koka
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Ajay Kirtane, MD

The life of a clinical trialist involves juggling multiple demands.  Beyond the purely scientific questions are the clinical interests of the patient and the personal demands on the physician.

Our guest on this episode is Ajay Kirtane, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.  In this conversation with Anish Koka, Dr. Kirtane shares his professional journey and his perspective on one of the most surprising and hopeful clinical trials in recent times, the COAPT trial of mitral valve repair in patients with congestive heart failure.


Ajay Kirtane, MD.  Website and Twitter


Stone G, et al.  Transcatheter mitral valve repair in patients with heart failure. (in New England Journal of Medicine, 2018)


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