This focused issue on “Structural Heart Disease: The Revolution” is edited by Dr. Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero from Cardiac Surgery Department, Heart Area, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.
Dr. Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero was born in Aviles, Spain. He has published as first author more than 20 articles in the most prestigious journals of the sector. He is the main investigator of a prestigious public grant (“Health Research Project”) from the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” for the years 2016-2018. His research interests include extensively Cardiac Surgery, Aortic/Mitral/Tricuspid Valve Repair/Replacement, Coronary Artery By-pass Grafting, Hybrid Cardiac Surgery, Risk Scores in Cardiac Surgery, Frailty in Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Surgery, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
Focused issue outline:1. A brief introduction to the whole issue
2. Which patients still benefit from surgical treatment for severe aortic stenosis in the era of TAVI?
3. Should we select the device according to patient´s characteristics or one valve fits all?
4. Long term follow up of degenerated aortic Mitroflow prosthesis treated with self-expandible transcatheter valve implantation
5. Past, current and future management of secondary mitral regurgitation. The importance of anatomic staging
6. Percutaneous mitral repair: current and future devices
7. Outcomes with percutaneous mitral repair vs optimal medical treatment for functional mitral regurgitation: systematic review
8. Initial experience of a MitraClip valve repair program in Spain
9. Funtional mitral regurgitation: Structural modifications with percutaneous valve repair with MitraClip
10. Ventricular arrhythmias prevalence in functional mitral regurgitation: implications of mitral valve repair with Mitraclip
11. Percutaneous treatment of functional mitral regurgitation: medium-term follow up
12. Catheter-based treatment of tricuspid regurgitation: state of the art
13. Fusion Imaging for Mitral and Tricuspid Interventions
14. Tetralogy of Fallot: Cardiac imaging evaluation
15. Pulmonary valve regurgitation after repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: percutaneous vs surgical valve replacement