About thevalveclub...

The Valve Club is a platform that aims to disseminate knowledge and science through the posting of articles related to Valvular Heart Diseases and Structural Heart Disease, an area of ​​increasing interest in Cardiology, as well as a subject that arouses interest and curiosity in those who interact with patients with these diseases.

We have signed a personal and institutional commitment to bring only evidence-based medicine, updated with the latest in the publications of the largest “Journals” in the specialty.

When we expose a personal opinion on a subject that does not have a vast published literature, the reader will be warned that it is an editorial opinion and that he should seek a greater literary basis on the subject. We understand that there is not absolutely right or wrong, but we will show on which we base the opinions expressed in the texts.

This is an open platform for discussions, provided that they are science-based and that they are always respectful to those who have different opinions. We will open space for a response to the editor, if the reader is interested in publishing a “reply letter” about a certain article. What enriches each publication the most is the discussion of the topic before researchers interested and committed to science.

Follow the various platforms used by thevalveclub! Opinion, mark those who have something to add. Let’s make this space the largest scientific platform for Valvular Diseases and Structural Heart Disease that we are aware of!Sincerely,

Fall Season, 2019,
Professor Dr. Tiago Bignoto, MD, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief




Editorial Committee

Dr. Tiago Bignoto

Editor-in-Chief of thevalveclub.

-Cardiologist and Echocardiografist by Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC), São Paulo, Brazil.
-Titular Member of Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC), Cardiovascular Image Department (DIC) and Cardiology Society of São Paulo state (SOCESP).
-PhD by São Paulo University (USP).
-European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Professional Membership
-Professor in PhD program USP-IDPC.
-Fellow in Echocardiography by Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore in 2015.
-Assistant Doctor in Valvopathy department in Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC).
-Preceptor of Residence in Cardiology in Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC).
Editor-in-Chief of thevalveclub.

Dr. Manuel Felipe

Coeditor of thevalveclub.

- Graduated by Universidade Estadual do Piauí – UESPI – Brazil.
- Internal Medicine residence in Hospital do Servidor Público Municipal de São Paulo – Brazil.
- Cardiologist by Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC), São Paulo, Brazil.
- Titular Member of Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) and Cardiology Society of São Paulo state (SOCESP).
- European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Professional Membership
- MSc in Cardiology by São Paulo University (USP).
- Fellow in Clinical Valvopathy in Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC), São Paulo, Brazil.
- Assistant Doctor in Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal (ICDF) – Brazil.
- Coeditor of thevalveclub.

Dr. Alexandre Abizaid

Coeditor of thevalveclub.

-Interventional Cardiologist by Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC), São Paulo, Brazil.
-Titular Member of Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC), Brazilian Society of Cardiology Intervention (SBHCI) and Cardiology Society of São Paulo state (SOCESP).
-PhD by São Paulo University (USP).
-Associate Professor by São Paulo University (USP).
-American College of Cardiology Fellow (FACC).
-Visitor Professor of Medicine in Columbia University – New York, USA.
-Professor in PhD program USP-IDPC.
-Fellow in Interventional Cardiology in Washington Hospital Center at 1998.
-Director of Interventional Department of Institute of Heart InCor – São Paulo, Brazil.
-Director of Interventional Department of Hospital do Coração HCor – São Paulo, Brazil.
-Coeditor of Interventional Cardiology of thevalveclub.

Dr. Rodrigo Barretto

Coeditor of thevalveclub

-Cardiologist and Echocardiografist by Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC), São Paulo, Brazil, DASA group and Hospital do Coração HCor – São Paulo, Brazil.
-Titular Member of Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC), Cardiovascular Image Department (DIC) and Cardiology Society of São Paulo state (SOCESP).
-PhD by São Paulo University (USP).
-Professor in professional MSc program USP-IDPC.
-Clinical Research program certificated – Mayo Clinic.
-Coeditor of Cardiovascular Image in Structural Heart Disease of thevalveclub.

Dr. David Le Bihan

Coeditor of thevalveclub

- Cardiologist and Echocardiografist by Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute (IDPC), São Paulo, Brazil, DASA group and Hospital do Rim e Hipertensão UNIFESP – São Paulo, Brazil.
- Titular Member of Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC), Cardiovascular Image Department (DIC) and Cardiology Society of São Paulo state (SOCESP).
- PhD by São Paulo University (USP).
- Professor in professional MSc program USP-IDPC.
- Professor in post-graduation program of UNIFESP, Brazil.
- Coeditor of Cardiovascular Image in Structural Heart Disease of thevalveclub.