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Ovidio Alberto Garcia Villarreal

Ovidio Alberto Garcia Villarreal

President of the Mexican College of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Hospital Zambrano-Hellion,
Mexico

Biography

Dr. Ovidio A. Garcia-Villarreal is a cardiac surgeon dedicated to the private practice, retired from the social medicine. He is the past president of the Mexican society of cardiac surgery, and the Current President of the Mexican college of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He has been working on the mitral, aortic and tricuspid reconstruction for more than 25 years. He has been pioneer in the field of cardiac arrhythmia surgery, especially in atrial fibrillation surgery (Cox-maze procedure) as well as in aortic valve sparing operations in Mexico. He has implemented national surgical models for valvular heart reconstruction and maze procedure. He has been also dedicated to clinical research, with more than 50 international publications in PubMed. Editor-in -chief of the journal Cirugia Cardiaca en Mexico, and reviewer in more than 15 international journals. He is active member of the Mexican Society of cardiac Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, amongst others.

Research Interest

Aortic Arch surgery, Aortic valve surgery, Mini-invasive surgery, Aortic valve-sparing operations, Left atrial reduction CAB, surgery ,Surgery for atrial fibrillation (Cox-Maze III , Cox-Maze IV), Mitral valve reconstruction, Mitral valve surgery