David H. Adams, MD and Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
Despite the widely held consensus that valve repair is the preferred surgical treatment for patients suffering from degenerative mitral valve disease, valve replacement for this condition remains all too prevalent. In the past few years interest in mitral valve repair has expanded among cardiologists and surgeons, with the recognition that asymptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation may be candidates for surgery provided they are likely to undergo valve repair and obtain a durable result. We address both issues in the context of a recent article published in the Journal, which explored the results of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease according to etiologic classification - Barlow's disease or fibroelastic deficiency.
Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Transapical Off-Pump Mitral Valve Repair With NeoChord Implantation.Himani V. Bhatt, DO, Morgan L. Montgomery, MD, Alexander J.C. Mittnacht, MD, Ali Shariat, MD, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, MD, David H. Adams, MD, Menachem M. Weiner, MD
Mitral valve repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation during left ventricular assist device implantation.Amit Pawale, MD, Shinobu Itagaki, MD, Aditya Parikh, MD, Sean P. Pinney, MD, David H.Adams, MD, Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
Reply: Off-Pump Surgeons' Experience Is Paramount to Delivering High-Quality CABG Outcomes: But What Constitutes Experience?Joanna Chikwe, MD, Timothy Lee, MD, Shinobu Itagaki, MD, David H. Adams, MD, Natalia N. Egorova, PhD
Correlation of 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Echocardiographic Analysis to Surgical Measurements of the Tricuspid Valve Annular Diameter.Himani V. Bhatt, DO, MPA, FASE, FASA, John Spivack, PhD, Pritul R. Patel, MD, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, MD, Yasmin Amir, BS, David H. Adams, MD, Gregory W. Fischer, MD, FASA