Clinical Editor's Corner: Kern

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?"
March 9, 2020
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.
February 5, 2020
Every day in the cath lab we see important and potentially life-changing or life-threatening scenarios involving patients with coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, or cardiomyopathy.
December 31, 2019
At this time, I believe we should use functional (FFR/NHPR) assessment of CAD for best decisions in this often elderly and frail patient group.
December 3, 2019
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.
November 5, 2019
Decisions for PCI in this patient population demand our concentrated attention to avoid complications.
October 7, 2019
We should remember that despite our best efforts to be clear and simple, patients are often overwhelmed and cannot retain what is explained.
September 5, 2019
We should be aware of the Big 5 complications of TAVR and do everything possible to avoid these feared events.
July 31, 2019
We should try to reduce contrast media in all patients and especially in those patients with impaired renal function, diabetes, or congestive heart failure.