EDITORIAL URRENT PINION Bobby Yanagawa and Subodh Verma We welcome the readers to yet another focused issue multidisciplinary team-based approach with psychi- on contemporary issues in heart valve disease. Our atry, infectious disease, cardiology, cardiac surgery, approach is to cover the latest advances from the and social services. In the field of mitral surgery, bench to the bedside that will be of interest to there has been a shift toward the use of minimally cardiovascular scientists. We take a multidisciplin- invasive approaches including robotic technology ary approach with contributions from many dis- but this is limited to select, experienced centers. tinguished valvular surgeons and cardiologists, Ghoneim et al. (pp. 148–154) discuss the current including topics that cover genetic translational evidence supporting each minimally invasive studies, clinical outcomes, and knowledge transla- mitral repair approach as well as the controversies, tion. Our overall goal is to improve our understand- benefits of shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, ing and treatment of valvular heart disease. We hope better cosmesis, and improved patient satisfaction. that you will enjoy this issue and find it both inter- El-Eshmawi et al. (pp. 155–161) and the team at the esting and informative. Mitral Reference Center at Mt Sinai
Current Opinion in Cardiology – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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