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Use of an Automated Suture Fastening Device in Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Tyler J. Beute, Matthew D. Orem, Timothy M. Schiller, Matthew Goehler, Jessica Parker, Charles L. Willekes, Tomasz Timek

The authors retrospectively reviewed their minimally invasive aortic valve replacement experience over a three-year period to assess the outcomes in patients undergoing conventional knot tying (n = 39) versus automated knot tying with the Cor-Knot device (n = 53).  Aortic cross-clamp time was approximately 10 minutes shorter in the latter group.  Postoperative mortality and morbidity were comparable, as was valve function at one year.

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