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5 Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Videos to Strengthen Your Skills

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Over the past few years, CTSNet has published dozens of informative articles and videos on minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Minimally invasive techniques can be applied to mitral valve repair and replacement, CABG, and other procedures. Read on for five of our most popular posts on minimally invasive cardiac procedures from experts around the globe.

Do you have a favorite? Be sure to let us and your fellow CTSNet users know in the comments section below!

1. Concomitant Minimally Invasive CABG with LV Restoration and Mitral Valve Replacement
By Oleksandr Babliak, Demianenko Volodymyr, MD PhD, Dmytro Babliak, Anton Marchenko

The authors of this video demonstrate how experience with routine minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting makes it possible to successfully and safely perform more complex procedures through the same incision.

2. Off Pump Minimally Invasive CABG via Anterolateral Minithoracotomy
By Mugisha Kyaruzi

This video shows three common benefits of an off-pump minimally invasive CABG via anterolateral minithoracotomy: it is safe, reproducible, and low cost.

3. Novel 360-Degree Tutorial of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
By James Edwards

Performing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery safely and efficiently involves a substantial learning curve. This interactive 360-degree video tutorial, filmed from the surgeon’s point of view, demonstrates a step-by-step approach and allows you to choose the viewpoint.

4. How to Set Up a Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: A Step-by-Step Approach
By Qasim AL Abri, Lamees El Nihum, Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, Mahesh Ramchandani

To complement the 360-degree tutorial above, watch this step-by-step approach. The authors demonstrate the setup for a minimally invasive mitral valve surgery using femoral cannulation through the right groin.

5. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair with Situs Inversus
By Bryon Boulton, Aanandi Munshi

This video shows a patient with a known history of situs inversus referred for surgical correction of severe mitral regurgitation. They use minimally invasive mitral valve replacement, which comes with multiple challenges. 

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