JACC FIT/Early Career Section: Different Paths For Careers in Structural Heart Disease: Trainees Perspective

"Structural heart disease (SHD) is a relatively young, rapidly evolving specialty that brings together cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, and advanced cardiac imaging," write Rim Halaby, MD, Sameer Hirji, MD, MPH, and Jason Han, MD, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "As invasive SHD continues to flourish as a subspecialty, how can we now work toward reconciling the educational experiences across various paths to ensure that all graduates meet a common, comprehensive standard: a thorough understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology, and hemodynamics, in addition to clinical decision-making skills, proficiency in multimodality cardiac imaging, surgical knowledge, and wire and catheter skills?" Read more.