Article Abstract

Prof. Steven F. Bolling: why should we choose valve repair over replacement?

Authors: Grace Li


In the China Heart Congress 2014, Annals of Translational Medicine (ATM) has the honor to interview Dr. Steven F. Bolling (Figure 1), a renowned professor of Cardiac Surgery whose expertise in mitral valve repair continues to result in a large volume of referrals for mitral valve reconstruction. Dr. Steven F. Bolling’s innovative approach to mitral valve repair in patients with end-stage left ventricular failure and outstanding ability to repair even the most challenging mitral valve abnormalities have received wide spread international acclaim. He continues to run a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded basic science laboratory.