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