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Debate: Endoballoon Versus Transthoracic Clamp

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In this debate that occurred at the 2015 SCTS Annual Meeting, two experts discuss the use of the endoballoon versus the transthoracic clamp in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Ranjit Deshpande of King’s College Hospital, London, UK, argues for the endoballoon. Paul Modi of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK, argues for the transthoracic clamp.

Pro Endoballoon

Pro Transthoracic Clamp

These presentations were originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for information on the 2016 SCTS Annual Meeting.

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