Decade in review--valvular disease: Current perspectives on treatment of valvular heart disease

Nat Rev Cardiol. 2014 Nov;11(11):637-8. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2014.138. Epub 2014 Sep 23.


Tremendous advances in the understanding and treatment of structural heart valve disease have been made in the past decade, including widespread utilization of minimally-invasive surgical procedures and the invention and evolution of numerous interventional techniques.These innovations will become the norm in therapy for valvular disease in the future.

MeSH terms

  • Bioprosthesis
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures