Citation: Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019 Jan 15.Journal: The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.Published: ; 2019ISSN: 0022-5223.Full author list: Nguyen TC; Tang GHL; Nguyen S; Forcillo J; George I; Kaneko T; Thourani VH; Bavaria JE; Cheung AW; Reardon MJ; Mack MJ.UI/PMID: 30745046.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.011 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 15.Local Holdings: Available online from MWHC library: 1994 - present, Available in print through MWHC library: 1999 - 2006.Abstract: With the disruptive advancement of catheter-based technologies and minimally invasive techniques in structural heart disease, surgeons must obtain necessary skills to continue to serve this large patient population. We believe that surgeons are uniquely positioned to offer the full spectrum of therapy in structural heart disease (transcatheter, minimally invasive, and complex redo interventions), making them comprehensive valve specialists. Given the variability in structural heart training, we urgently recommend the establishment of a standardized curriculum and pathways for surgical trainees to gain proficiency in transcatheter technologies.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2019 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.