Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Aortic Valve Disease

Michael S. Firstenberg

The Medical Center of Aurora


Aortic Valve Anatomy Aortic Stenosis Rheumatic Valve Disease Surgery Mechanical Valve Transcatheter Valve Percutaneous Valve Aortic Valve Endocarditis Therapies.

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The focus of this book will be on the current status of our understanding of the diagnosis and management of aortic valve disease. The book with start with the basics of the structure and function of the aortic valve - with emphasis on the embryology and the implications of developmental issues on the natural history of structural degeneration. The book will then focus on some of the current therapies, modern trials, and innovations in both the surgical and catheter-based management options. Chapters will focus on the specific details of surgical therapies of valve replacement (and repair) for different type of valvular pathology - including discussions of current guidelines, choice of valve prosthesis, management options, and details of risk in the context of short and long-term outcomes. Similar parallel chapters will focus on transcatheter valve therapies. Emphasis will be given on the current state of the art with regards to specific therapies, indications, contraindications, controversies, and future directions. Given some of the concerns of costs and access the different therapies, an International perspective will be considered with regards to the advantages and disadvantages of each type of therapy.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 28th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 11th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 30th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 28th 2020

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About the editor

Michael S. Firstenberg

The Medical Center of Aurora

Dr Michael S Firstenberg is a board-certified thoracic surgeon practicing adult cardiac surgery at The Medical Center of Aurora (Colorado, USA) where he serves at the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. He currently holds Adjunct appointments in the Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University and serves on the teaching faculty at the Rocky Vista University. He attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School, received his General Surgery training at University Hospitals in Cleveland, and completed a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at The Ohio State University. He also obtained advanced training in heart failure surgical therapies at The Cleveland Clinic. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American College of Academic International Medicine (ACAIM – for which he is a Founding Fellow). He currently serves a Chair of the American College of Cardiology Credentialing and Member Services Committee as well as being active on several other national society committees. He is the author of well over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He has Edited several textbooks on topics ranging from Medical Leadership, Patient Safety, Endocarditis, and Extra-corporeal Membrane Oxygenation – all of which include topics that he has lectured on world-wide.

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