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

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.