What's hot in heart valve disease 2018?
We welcome the readers to yet another focused issue on contemporary issues in heart valve disease. Our approach is to cover the latest advances from the bench to the bedside that will be of interest to cardiovascular scientists. We take a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from many distinguished valvular surgeons and cardiologists, including topics that cover genetic translational studies, clinical outcomes, and knowledge translation. Our overall goal is to improve our understanding and treatment of valvular heart disease. We hope that you will enjoy this issue and find it both interesting and informative.