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How to find best doctor for heart disease treatment? What does “best doctor” mean for heart disease patient? Leading cardiac surgeon explains how best doctors for heart disease treatment work. How to find best doctor for heart disease treatment? Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Best cardiac surgeons work in a team with cardiologists. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to deal with financial incentives to make patient choose the most lucrative for doctors method of treatment? This is cardiac service line concept. Patients who seek best cardiovascular disease treatment options should seek multidisciplinary teams who work together for many years. Best heart surgeon for mitral valve repair.1234 Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Video interview with leading expert in cardiac surgery. Second opinion confirms that coronary heart disease diagnosis is correct and complete. Second opinion helps to choose the best surgical treatment for coronary heart disease. Get second opinion on multi-vessel coronary heart disease and be confident that your treatment is the best. Surgery for coronary heart disease can be done by minimally invasive methods. How to find best doctor for heart disease. 1234 Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What is a “cardiovascular and thoracic service line” concept? How does it affect the evolving quality standards of heart disease treatment today? 1234 (Cardiac Surgeon, Harvard Medical School). Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. The cardiovascular service line concept means this. Gather all the patients involved in that particular medicine or surgery area together. See the patient all together. It is very convenient for a patient. Sometimes someone has aortic valve stenosis. this patient visits cardiologist and cardiac surgeon at the same time. It is very very helpful to determine the best treatment of such patient. This is originally started in Germany. It was a “Headache Clinic”. The patient comes and visits a neurologist, neurosurgeon and neuroradiologist together. All physicians discuss clinical situation in front of the patient. They make a decision what to do in a timely fashion. In a service line concept of patient care economic factors are important. Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Different specialists combine all income from their subspecialties into one pot. This makes very good patient care. Because the patient receives the treatment that is best for that particular patient. Decisions are based on mutual discussion between all doctors. It does not matter which specialist does what treatment. All the money physicians earn goes into one bucket. So it does not matter whether cardiac surgeon or cardiologist treats the patient. It is most important that the best therapy is done for the patient. This “service line” concept is spreading in the US. We have “cardiovascular service line” concept here. We have a heart valve disease clinic. Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists meet with patients together. We sometimes visit other cities and states. For example, we visit Rhode Island state to see patients. Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Patients love this method to patient care. They hear two opinions on how to best treat them. They hear from a cardiac surgeon and cardiologist at the same time. It saves a lot of time on travel. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to find best doctor for heart disease treatment? Surgeons and cardiologists work together for patient’s benefit. Best surgeon for mitral valve repair.