Clinical Editor's Corner: Kern

December 29, 2020
Editor's note: Join Dr. Kern with Arnold H. Seto, MD, MPA, as they discuss this article in a 30-minute Clinical Editor's Corner Live presentation on Thurs, January 28th at 1:30pm ET. (Register)  
December 6, 2020
Listen in to Dr. Kern and Dr. Lloyd Klein as they discuss this article in a 30-minute Clinical Editor's Corner Live presentation. Dr.
November 4, 2020
My daughter, at age 6, said to me many years ago when I was struggling with some vexing problem, “Dad, it’s not rocket surgery”. She meant to say rocket science, but we talked a lot of medicine then. Okay, I agree that securing the radial sheath in place is not “rocket surgery”.
October 5, 2020
Cath lab math has always been a struggle for most of us, but with some patience and applied diligence, we can overcome this barrier. With this in mind, I thought I’d talk about how one of the most common and most important hemodynamic formulas, the Gorlin formula, evolved into a simplified, practical method, the Hakki formula.
September 7, 2020
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August 4, 2020
This “Conversation in Cardiology” focuses on how patients needing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure in a community hospital are best managed. It is a continuation of an older discussion about how the transmission of high quality, high volume lab techniques and structures occurs for smaller community hospitals without the same infrastructure as a major medical center.
July 6, 2020
Like many of my contemporaries, I am a boomer (aka baby boomer), a member of the post World War II generation. I grew up in the 1950-60s, graduated college in the Vietnam War era (1960-70s), and had a millennial-generation (1980-90s) daughter. Each generation experiences a distinct environment impacting how they see the world, communicate, work, and grow (Table 1, Figure 1).
June 8, 2020
Our cardiac cath labs will be taking care of patients with COVID-19 (C19) for at least a couple years. In practicing for the C19 emergent cath case, it became apparent that although we thought we knew what the instructions were for proper donning and doffing of PPE, the actual steps we needed to take were not automatically understood.
May 10, 2020
Drawing from his experience, General Hertling highlighted 10 important tips for military leaders during a time of crisis, such as a war. As we in medicine are now at war with COVID, these tips would be well received and certainly strengthen our resolve during dark days to come.
March 15, 2020
One of my colleagues asked this critical question, “How are cath labs around the USA and the globe managing [ST-elevation myocardial infarction] STEMI and other cardiac emergencies in patients with suspected COVID-19 that would normally have resulted in a trip to the lab?"