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Minimally Invasive Port Access Approach for Reoperations on the Mitral Valve

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Tyler Wallen, Aaron Pulsipher, Emil Pitkin, Lauren P. Solometo, Shenara Musthaq, Jeanne Fox, Michael Acker, W. Clark Hargrove III

This retrospective review compared outcomes for re-do minimally invasive mitral valve operations vs re-do sternotomy in mitral valve operations. The authors demonstrate a similar MV-repair rate in the two groups but a significantly lower bypass and cross-clamp time in the minimally invasive group. Working within the confines of a retrospective study the authors have produced a very interesting paper.

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