A Personal Take On The Interventional Trials At AHA Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions always been inclusive of all cardiology specialties. Despite this breadth of science, each subspecialty in cardiology get enough depth to improve patient’s outcome. Trials of interventional nature had big presence at the Scientific Sessions 2017. The PRESERVE trial was one of the landmark studies presented at the sessions. The study … Read more

Back To Square One: Normal Saline For Prevention Of Contrast-Associated Kidney Injury

I was in medical school when the JAMA paper came out that reported superiority with sodium bicarbonate IV fluids over normal saline in preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury.  This was a Big Deal.  Kidney injury is associated with prolonged hospital stays and increased risk of death.  I recall carefully making a note of the exact … Read more