Clinical Editor's Corner: Kern

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.
July 9, 2019
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms have changed the way we see our world. Social media will be the way we communicate, educate, notify, and share our views across wide groups of users, particularly in the cardiovascular space.
June 7, 2019
Last week, after returning from the Scottsdale Interventional Forum and hearing about distal transradial (dTRA) access, particularly for left arm cath, I decided to give it a try.
April 30, 2019
Last month(1), we reviewed the hemodynamics of mitral regurgitation and the changes seen with the mitral clip percutaneous repair on the left atrial pressure waves. In Part 2 of our brief hemodynamic review for structural heart interventions, we will focus on mitral stenosis and mitral balloon valvuloplasty.