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Future of cardiac surgery, introducing the interventional surgeon
  • Ebrahim Al-Ebrahim,
  • Turki Madani,
  • Khalid Al_ebrahim
Ebrahim Al-Ebrahim
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Turki Madani
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Khalid Al_ebrahim
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
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Abstract

The swift advances in interventional cardiology combined with the increasing risk of cardiac surgical procedures resulted in diminishing volume of coronary and valvular surgery and affected the future of cardiac surgery service and training. Application to cardiac surgery training programs have steadily declined. This cross-sectional study aimed at identifying main weakness facing cardiac surgery and advocating some recommendations to improve the status of current and future of cardiac surgery.

Peer review status:Published

01 Sep 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
03 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
03 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
04 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
16 Sep 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Sep 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
Jan 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 37 issue 1 on pages 88-92. 10.1111/jocs.16061