Interventional Crossroads With Jaya Mallidi

  • Diagnostic Errors in the COVID-19 Era Is the emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 causing clinicians to miss the obvious? A recent case confirms for Jaya Mallidi, MD, that scanning test results and the EHR is no substitute for meeting with the patient.
  • Moral Courage on the Front Lines Is Lacking in the C-Suite Healthcare workers who spoke out about lack of PPE showed individual moral courage during COVID-19. So did Li Wenliang of China. Jaya Mallidi, MD, asks, where is that courage in healthcare organizations?
  • Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19 Being on-call in the COVID-19 era is different; interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi, MD, summarizes some of the current recommendations for safe practice.
  • The War on Shock: Is Industry Leading the Charge? Protocols for patients in cardiogenic shock encourage use of mechanical circulatory support and play down palliative care, despite limited supporting data, writes interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi.
  • Not so Fast: How to Avoid Bias Toward Stents in Managing SIHD Channeling Daniel Kahneman's 'Thinking, Fast and Slow,' Dr Jaya Mallidi warns that inherent biases and system 1 thinking, may exaggerate the benefit of stents in SIHD and corrupt shared decision-making.
  • Conveyor Belt Medicine: Where Are the Brakes? Regional systems of care help streamline urgent care but make it difficult to halt false-positive activations in their tracks. Jaya Mallidi, MD, asks for some checkpoints along the way.
  • Interventional Cardiology: Physician and Proceduralist 'I do not want to be known as a high- or a low-volume operator,' writes, Jaya Mallidi, MD, in a plea for her field to value critical thinking as much as it celebrates the latest Impella case.