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Totally thoracoscopic closure of ventricular septal defect without a robotically assisted surgical system: A summary of 119 cases

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Z-S Ma, C-Y Yang, M-F Dong, S-M Wu, L-X Wang
The authors performed VSD closure in children using a 3-port technique and compared the outcomes to patients undergoing open repair. The MIS approach was associated with shorter ICU stay, shorter hospital stay, fewer blood transfusions, and less opioid use.

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