Editor-in-Chief:

Igor Rudez, MD
Dpt. of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery
University Hospital Dubrava
Croatia

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Mark M. Levinson, MD
Department of Cardiology
Confluence Health
Wenatchee, Washington, USA

Assistant Editors

Ben Bidstrup, FRACS, FRCSEd
University of Queensland
Holy Spirit Northside Northside Clinical School Hospital
Chermside Queensland, Australia

Song Wan, MD, FRCS
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China

Editorial Board

Lishan Aklog, MD
Pavilion Holdings Group
Purchase, New York, USA

John C. Alexander, MD,
University of North Carolina,
Pinehurst, USA

Dr. Rui M.S. Almeida
Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana
Cascavel, Brazil

Tohru Asai, MD
Shiga University of Medical Science
Otsu, Japan

Roberto Battellini, MD
Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

William E. Cohn, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas, USA

Reddy Dandolu, MD
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Michael S. Firstenberg, MD
The Summa Health Care System
Akron, Ohio, USA

Jan D. Galla, MD
Englewood Hospital
Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Changqing Gao, MD
Institute of Cardiac Surgery
Chinese PLA General Hospital
Bejing, China

Hrvoje Gasparovic, MD, PhD, FETCS
Assoc. Professor of Surgery Director
Department of Cardiac Surgery
University Hospital Rebro
Zagreb, Croatia

Vassilios Gulielmos, MD,
Geniki Kliniki Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece

Philip Hess Jr., MD
Shands Hospital, University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Hitoshi Hirose, MD,
Thomas Jefferson University,
Philadelphia, USA

Mehmet Kaplan
Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

Tomislav Klokocovnik,
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
University Medical Center Ljubljana

Michael Knaut, MD,
Heart Center Dresden University Hospital,
Dresden, Germany

Emmanuel Lansac, MD, PhD

Tomas D. Martin, MD
University of Florida Hospital
Orlando, Florida, USA

John Murkin, MD, FRCPC
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada

Oztekin Oto, MD, FESC, FACC
Dokuz Eylul University Hospital
Izmir, Turkey

John Pym, MD, Main Line Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman, MD, Heart & Lung Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Goya V. Raikar, MD, Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Lucas Ramirez-Gil, MD, Department of Surgery, Universidad de Antioquia Chairman of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital General de Medellin Medellin, Colombia, Colombia

Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, University Hospital Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany

Friedrich-Christian Riess, MD, Albertinen Heart Center, Hamburg,, Germany

Edward P. Raines, MD,
Cardiovascular Institute of Faith Regional Health Services,
Norfolk, Nebraska, USA

Matthew A. Romano, MD
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Donald Ross, FRACS,
The Royal North Shore Hospital,
Sydney, Australia

Igor Rudez, MD
Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery
Dubrava University Hospital
Zagreb, Croatia

Hossein Shayan,
Synergy CT Surgery Partnership,
USA

Prasanna Simha, MBBS, MD, DM
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology
Karnataka, India

Hendrik Treede, MD, PhD
University Heart Center Hamburg
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Martinistrasse 52
Hamburg, Germany

Curt Tribble, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Christina Vassileva, MD
SIU School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois, United States

Murali Prabhakaran Vettath
MEITRA HOSPITAL Kozhikode
Kerala, India

Grayson H. Wheatley III
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Leora Yarboro, MD,
University of Virginia Health System,
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Vipin Zamvar, MD, FRCS
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Editorial and Production

David Utz
Managing Editor

Sales and Marketing

Marc Weathersby,
Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd.
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Circulation

Eden Weathersby,
Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd.
Charlottesville, VA, USA