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.
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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.
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.
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?"
An upcoming meeting organizer gave me the above title as a topic to talk about. Really? C’mon, I don’t hate fractional flow reserve (FFR); I can’t hate FFR (you all know that), but there are things that some people do hate about it.
Being concise (i.e. brevity) is not as easy as it sounds. Mark Twain said, “I did not have time to write a short letter so I wrote a long one instead,” and it really applies to giving a very good 10-minute talk.