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MiniStern Trial: A Randomised Trial Comparing Ministernotomy to Full Median Sternotomy for Aortic Valve Replacement
A medium-size RCT comparing full sternotomy to limited sternotomy for conventional aortic valve replacement, presented at the SCTS Annual Meeting in Glasgow. The 7-10% one year attrition rate seems quite disappointing, and will most probably be discussed. We will await the full paper to see what was the learning curve for the innovative approach.
Please scroll to page 14 in the link provided to read the presentation summary.