Doctoring General Cardiology Knowledge

New column and podcast up:

Last week, I wrote a column on one of the most controversial clinical trials in cardiology. The EXCEL trial pitted stents vs bypass surgery for people who have left main coronary artery disease. The trial has been beset with controversy. The three areas of debate surround the definition of MI (or heart attack), the increased […]

Doctoring General Cardiology General Medicine Knowledge

Lecture on Scientific Bias in Cardiology

Last month I gave a lecture in Brazil (via my house in Kentucky) on scientific bias in cardiology. It’s about 20 minutes. Dr Bob Kaplan from Stanford also spoke on issues relating to how FDA approves drugs–a timely topic. Many of you know that I espouse a medically conservative approach to medical practice. My lecture […]

Doctoring Health Care Healthy Living

Is healthcare careful? Is it kind?

Research now indicates 50% of middle–aged people live with one chronic disease. Translation: half of middle-aged people are not healthy. (You don’t need a reference there. Just walk out into the world and look around.) This new normal creates a challenge for caregivers. How will we care for the onslaught of chronic disease? Surely not […]