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Port Access Mitral Surgery

November 28, 2020
A large RCT with results somewhat supportive of considering a NOAC in the place of warfarin for post operative surgical patients. The study will be weighed against healthcare economical aspects.
September 12, 2020
In this article, the authors demonstrate a novel technique of antegrade cardioplegia decannulation using the Cor-Knot system with phenomenal video and description on their case series. This technique has great utility in cases where closing the cardioplegia cannulation site can be challenging in minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery.
October 8, 2019
An interesting pilot experiment on attempting to quantify the optimum disposition of neochordae in transapical intervention for severe mitral regurgitation.
April 4, 2019
In this review, biomedical informatics experts explain what machine learning is with illustrative examples, and they discuss how machine learning can help the work of clinicians including diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, optimizing clinician workflow, and expanding the availability of clinical expertise.
February 27, 2019
A very useful synopsis of treatment strategies for a vexing lethal condition.
December 6, 2018
Gilles Dreyfus and colleagues share a decade of mitral reconstruction for degenerative posterior leaflet pathology in Harefield and Monaco (38 per year was the formidable average). The supplementary video is of particular educational value for the mitral surgeon and the cardiologist/TOE (TEE) specialist.
February 2, 2018
A brief note on the feasibility (or not) of RCT on surgery for mitral fibroelastic prolapse.
January 5, 2018
A large cadaveric study of the scalloping of normal mitral valve leaflets. As the accompanying editorial points out, it would be useful to correlate the cadaveric observations to imaging and surgical anatomy.
October 24, 2017
The authors present a step-by-step description of mitral valve annuloplasty ring implantation that takes into account not only the surgical technique, including positioning of annular stitches and correct sizing,  but also mitral annulus anatomy and its close relationship with surrounding structures. 
July 10, 2017
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 Associat

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