Clinical Editor's Corner: Kern

April 5, 2021
As our old stock of Langstons is gone, I compiled a list of what I believe to be all the methods for aortic stenosis gradient assessment that involve only one arterial access and asked our expert colleagues about their alternative to the dual lumen pigtail.
March 3, 2021
Editor's Note: Below, see the video discussion of this article with Dr. Kern and Dr. George Vetrovec.
February 7, 2021
Editor's Note: VIDEO BELOW Watch CLD's Clinical Editor Morton Kern, MD, as he is joined by guest panelists Srihari Naidu, MD, and Bailey Ann Estes, BSN, RN-BC, RNFA, CNOR, RCIS, in a 30-minute discussion of their research.
December 29, 2020
Editor's note: Watch/listen (video included in article below) as Dr. Kern and Dr. Arnold H. Seto discuss this article in a 30-minute Clinical Editor's Corner Live presentation that took place on Thurs, January 28th at 1:30pm ET.   
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
Read the article and watch the webcast!
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).