From Dr. John P. Higgins: To borrow from Shakespeare, I would like to thank all of the actors on my stage: students and colleagues who have inspired me; my brothers and sisters (Michael, Kathy, and Paul) who have encouraged me; my parents (Daniel and Patricia) who have instilled in me the joy of learning; my soul mate, Catherine, who loves and inspires me every day; and Arielle, my amazing daughter, whose laughter and smiles make my heart sing! All of these actors upon my stage have played their part in this project, and I am thankful to all of you for your contributions. Love you guys.
From Dr. David M. Filsoof: I would like to acknowledge my parents Fred and Mahnaz and brother Nader who have stood by my side and have been a continued source of inspiration, love, and admiration.
I would like to also thank Dr. Catalin Loghin for his time and effort in teaching me all aspects of cardiology, who has continued to be a role model of compassion and empathy toward his patients and profession.