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Minimally Invasive Versus Full Sternotomy for Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Mark J. Russo, MD, MS, Vinod H. Thourani, MD, David J. Cohen, MD, MSc, S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, Wilson Y. Szeto, MD, Isaac George, MD, Susheel K. Kodali, MD, Raj Makkar, MD, Michael Lu, PhD, Mathew Williams, MD, Tom Nguyen, MD, Gabriel Aldea, MD, Philippe Genereux, MD, H. Kenith Fang, MD, Maria C. Alu, MS, Erin Rogers, MEng, Alexis Okoh, MD, Howard C. Herrmann, MD, Samir Kapadia, MD, John G. Webb, MD, Craig R. Smith, MD, Martin B. Leon, MD, and Michael J. Mack, MD

This comparison of minimally invasive versus full sternotomy surgical aortic valve replacement aimed to analyze outcomes of the two procedures for isolated surgery in patients enrolled in a low-risk trial. For this group of patients, it was found that the two approaches were associated with similar in-hospital and one-year outcomes.

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