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Outcomes and Costs Are Similar for Minimally Invasive vs. Sternotomy-based Mitral Surgery

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Source Name: The 2017 Mitral Valve Conclave


Richard Mark Kirkner

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery provides outcomes that match those of conventional sternotomy without increasing use of resources, and lower costs after surgery offset potentially higher operation costs, according to a single-center, propensity-matched analysis of almost 500 patients presented at the meeting sponsored by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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