Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Dr. Chikwe reports receiving speaker honoraria from Edward Lifesciences. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai receives royalty payments from Edwards Lifesciences and Med-tronic for intellectual property related to Dr. Adams’s involvement in the development of two mitral-valve repair rings and one tricuspid-valve repair ring. Dr. Adams is the National CoPrincipal Investigator of the CoreValve United States Pivotal Trial, which was supported by Medtronic. No other potential conflict of interest relevant to this letter was reported.