Heart Attack and Stroke: Same Disease, Different Organs?

I’m spending the last month of internal medicine residency on a neurology rotation.  I suppose that’s fair; my wife, a neurology resident, had to do a whole year of medicine.  To me, the most interesting part of neurology is the parallel between stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI).  Conceptually these are two manifestations of a … Read more

Late Breaking Science Trial: ORBITA Debate at Scientific Sessions 2018

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein. There may scarcely be any other sphere of medicine than interventional cardiology where the quote is more applicable. In 2017, the paradigm shifting ‘Objective Randomised Blinded Investigation With Optimal Medical Therapy of Angioplasty in Stable Angina’ – ORBITA  trial … Read more

Why I Study Cardioprotection

That question. It’s always looming. It comes from the tenured professor at the back of the room during my annual progress report to the department. It comes from the clinician from another field who pauses in front of my AHA Sessions poster. Heck, it even comes from my mother as I chat about my day … Read more