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Recognizing the heart team: Surgeon and interventional cardiologist join forces for better outcomesSep 10, 2010 11:05 EDT
For the inaugural episode of this blog, intended as a dialogue between surgeon and interventional cardiologist as well as the wider cardiovascular community, what better way to start than a discussion of the heart team—a multidisciplinary CV team comprising surgeon, interventional cardiologist, and, at the best of times, the referring cardiologist? The concept was discussed in a recent ESC session that reviewed the importance of SYNTAX; its importance was also underlined in the recent ESC revascularization guidelines.
What are your thoughts on the heart team? Is the concept feasible in North America?