As the execution of percutaneous edge-to-edge repair increases, so does the need for surgical treatment of failed procedures. Mitral valve surgery after failed percutaneous edge-to-edge repair can be complex and the feasibility of surgical mitral valve repair/replacement depends on the patient’s underlying systemic conditions and the time elapsing between the primary percutaneous and the secondary surgical procedures. In this setting, a minimally-invasive approach may enable complex valve surgery promoting both faster recovery and increased patient’s satisfaction.
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Mitral valve disease
December 16, 2021
In this video, we present a 19-years-old patient with a history of 21 mm mechanical mitral valve replacement and aortic valve commissurotomy at the age of three who underwent mitral valve re-replacement by using the top-hat technique, aortic valve replacement, and aortoplasty.
Aorto-Mitral Curtain Reconstruction with Multiple Bovine Pericardial Patches: A Case of Multiple Valve Infective Endocarditis
December 7, 2021
This is an original, narrated video demonstrating reconstruction of the aorto-mitral curtain with multiple bovine pericardial patches in a case of invasive aortic root endocarditis.
November 19, 2021
Impressive decrease of death (by approximaltely 40% !) in 2 years from a small RCT in elective structural heart surgery for degeneration. The assumption is a benefit by improvement in right ventricular dynamics
November 2, 2021
We provide a step-by-step narrated approach to minimally invasive set-up of mitral valve surgery.
August 31, 2021
The authors present a video showing totally endoscopic port access using a three-dimensional endoscopic system for resection of the left atrial myxoma and mitral valve repair without robotic assistance.
Ancona Virtual Live Course: Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Cardiac Surgery From Theory to Practice, Episode II
June 12, 2021
The recording from the Ancona Live Virtual Course – Minimally Invasive and Trans-Catheter Cardiac Surgery – Episode II, presented on June 7 and 8, 2021, is now available!
June 4, 2021
On May 25, 2021, Dr. David Heimansohn successfully performed the first surgical implantation of biopolymer Tria™ heart valve in a patient with mitral valve disease at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.
May 21, 2021
A large RCT concluding that 'surgical occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides additional protection against stroke when added to anticoagulation.' A number of limitations are briefly discussed. Findings are interesting in that absolute absence of surgical complications has been declared.
May 6, 2021
Totally endoscopic minimally invasive double valve procedure is demonstrated in this video.