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Herbert J Stern MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI

4314 Medical Parkway # 200
Austin, Texas 78756-3332

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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 hypertension and is an expert in imaging modalities using echocardiography and angiography. He also has an interest in the teratogenic effects of pharmaceutical drugs on the developing fetus.

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Articles Published by Herbert J Stern MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI

Link 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?

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Link 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”.

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Link 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.

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