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Port Access Mitral Surgery

March 28, 2016
A refreshing , adequately supported by pragmatic imaging, 22 minute presentation from an Arizona meeting that many surgeons would find quite informative and educating. Dr.
November 3, 2015
Since the 1990s, minimally invasive cardiac surgery has gained wide acceptance due to patient and economic demand. The advantages are less trauma, less bleeding, less wound infections, less pain and faster recovery. Many studies showed that the outcomes are comparable with those of conventional sternotomy.
May 20, 2015
This retrospective review compared outcomes for re-do minimally invasive mitral valve operations vs re-do sternotomy in mitral valve operations. The authors demonstrate a similar MV-repair rate in the two groups but a significantly lower bypass and cross-clamp time in the minimally invasive group.
January 12, 2015
This article shows that MIMVS is a safe approach with low morbidity and mortality that allows a high and durable repair rate with low reoperation rates and favorable short-term event-free survival

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