Introduction to the Cardiovascular Surgery Themed Issue of Circulation
Cardiac Surgery has experienced an unprecedented explosion in its scope of practice during the last 10 years. From complex neonatal surgeries to the importance of medical therapy adjuvants, to elderly frail patients treated by using simplified catheter-based approaches, the field has become less individual, less invasive, and much more disease-encompassing and team-based.
In this 2016 surgery themed issue of Circulation, our editorial team has gathered a selection of original research, state-of-the-art, and perspective key articles on congenital heart, coronary, and valve surgery, which will appeal not only to cardiac surgeons but also to the vast readership of Circulation. Central to every paper is a high relevance to the community and academic cardiovascular practitioner, with topics such as congenital heart conditions that translate into adulthood, modern techniques in coronary surgery, the role of adjuvants medications in Fontan circulation patients and secondary coronary disease prevention after surgery, the difficult clinical problems of surgery for acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, infective endocarditis accompanied by cerebral lesions, and ischemic mitral regurgitation.
We foresee that this surgery themed issue will appeal to a wide readership, because it gathers some of the year’s best contributions to the cardiovascular field around surgical conditions and treatment, with potential impact on millions of patients worldwide.
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