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UK Mini Mitral Trial
Enoch Akowuah of the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, discusses key aspects of the UK Mini Mitral Trial and sets the scene for a debate on median sternotomy versus minithoracotomy for degenerative mitral valve disease. The UK Mini Mitral trial is a randomized multicenter trial that will evaluate speed of recovery and cost effectiveness, among other outcomes, for the two surgical approaches.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2018 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.
Torsten Doenst presents the argument for minimally invasive techniques here.
Prakash Punjabi presents the argument for median sternotomy here.