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Minimally Invasive AVR is More than Just Cosmetic
Christopher Young of St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK, reviews the evidence for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. Dr. Young argues that the advantages of this approach over full sternotomy can be seen particularly in the outcomes for high risk patients. John Pepper presents a counter-arguement in "Minimally Invasive AVR is Just Cosmetic."
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 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 more information on SCTS educational programs.