Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been introduced for the surgical treatment of isolated valvular heart disease. Interest among cardiac surgeons is growing as the potential benefits to the patient have become more reproducible. Ten years ago, surgeons began to recognize the advantages of performing smaller incisions compared to the traditional median sternotomy.1 Our group at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center began our anatomic studies relating the cardiac valve position to the surface anatomy of the chest wall in 1998 as we launched our own efforts in this area.2 Since that time, experience with large numbers of cases has shown minimally invasive mitral valve surgery to be reproducible, reliable, and much better tolerated by our patients.3,4 Recently, the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center robotic mitral valve surgery program was successfully launched by Dr. Gerald Lawrie and his team with outstanding early results.

" /> Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been introduced for the surgical treatment of isolated valvular heart disease. Interest among cardiac surgeons is growing as the potential benefits to the patient have become more reproducible. Ten years ago, surgeons began to recognize the advantages of performing smaller incisions compared to the traditional median sternotomy.1 Our group at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center began our anatomic studies relating the cardiac valve position to the surface anatomy of the chest wall in 1998 as we launched our own efforts in this area.2 Since that time, experience with large numbers of cases has shown minimally invasive mitral valve surgery to be reproducible, reliable, and much better tolerated by our patients.3,4 Recently, the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center robotic mitral valve surgery program was successfully launched by Dr. Gerald Lawrie and his team with outstanding early results.

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IN THIS ISSUE

Adult Congenital Heart Update

Vol 15, Issue 2 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

The Growing Number of Adults Surviving with Congenital Heart Disease

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. MacGillivray and Lin Take the Lead in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

149 Fontan Conversions

Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery

Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Tetralogy of Fallot

Management of the Adult with Arterial Switch

Ebstein’s Anomaly

Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

CASE REPORTS See More

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do I Look Fat in This? Multimodality Imaging Findings of a Cardiac Lipoma

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”