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

Nutritional Supplements and the Heart

Vol 15, Issue 3 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

Dietary Supplements: Facts and Fallacies

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. Raizner and Cooke Take the Lead in Special Issue on Supplements

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Recent Clinical Trials Shed New Light on the Cardiovascular Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment

Coenzyme Q10

Red Yeast Rice for Hypercholesterolemia

Inorganic Nitrate Supplementation for Cardiovascular Health

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements: Helpful, Harmful, or Neutral for Cardiovascular Risk?

Cardiovascular Risk of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

CASE REPORTS See More

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

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

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Snoopy’s Heart: A Case of Complete Congenital Absence of the Pericardium

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Herbal Nephropathy

EXCERPTA

Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

EDITORIALS

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