I am an MSIII and am looking into GS and subspecialties. Can anyone comment on the trends in heart surgery? I have been told that the future of the field is bleak, there are few procedures (bypass mostly). The compensation is not what it used to be, and newer less invasive proecedures are being employed. Can anyone comment whether it is still worth the eight years of residency? Also is there a possibility of artificial heart surgery becoming the "future" of this field and the reason to go into it now?