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Pediatric Cardiology Expert Witness Specializing In Adult And Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
Herbert J Stern MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI
Austin, Texas 78756-3332
Dr. Herbert J Stern is an Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist with over twenty years of experience and has performed over 4000 heart catheterizations. Dr. Stern specializes in congenital heart disease with special interests in therapeutic heart catheterization, congestive heart failure, pulmonary
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Articles Published by Herbert J Stern MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI
Can Coronary Artery Disease Be "Thin Sliced"?
In Malcolm Gladwell's best selling book, "blink," the author desrcibes the concept of "thin slicing," that is, using what appear to be seemingly innocuous, superficial characteristics and patterns in people and situations to make astonishing, profound and correct predictions. Can this same principle be applied to medicine and in particular heart disease?Read Article
Fontan Ten Commandments Revisited and Revised
Choussat’s “Ten Commandments”, to describe the components of an ideal Fontan candidate, were first published in 1977. Despite the wisdom of these commandments, it is clear from a historical perspective that total compliance with all criteria does not necessarily portend excellent long-term survival. We believe it is time to modify the original commandments with the end-point being an improvement in survival. We suggest the following single commandment, “Thou Shalt Be Perfect”.Read Article
The Argument for Aggressive Coiling of Aortopulmonary Collaterals in Single Ventricle Patients
Aortopulmonary collateral vessels are extremely common in single ventricle patients. We present the rationale that these vessels are not innocent bystanders and can lead to significant hemodynamic, neurohormonal and mechanical perturbations ultimately leading to ventricular dysfunction.Read Article