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Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Antonio Maria Calafiore
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini speaks with Antonio Maria Calafiore of the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They begin by highlighting the influence of the first heart transplant in inspiring Professor Calafiore to pursue cardiac surgery. They discuss Prof Calafiore's innovating work in myocardial protection, his contributions to the use of all-arterial conduits, and his work on off-pump and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. They also focus on surgery for heart failure due to ischemic cardiomyopathy, valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation, and what the next decade of cardiac surgery will bring.