Thorac cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1564892
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Editor's Commentary

Markus K. Heinemann
1  Editor-in-Chief, The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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Publication History

20 August 2015

31 August 2015

Publication Date:
30 October 2015 (eFirst)

Ethical Dilemmas at the Bedside: How Do We Decide?

This is the first reply to Gansera et al's provocative article on “High-risk cardiac surgery in patients with intravenous drug abuse and/or active hepatitis C or HIV infection”[1] apart from the Invited Commentaries already published. We hope to receive more Letters-to-the-Editor and shall therefore publish the original authors' reply at a later date, then discussing both invited and spontaneous comments.