Document Detail

Minimally invasive approach provides at least equivalent results for surgical correction of mitral regurgitation: a propensity-matched comparison.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23414991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive approaches to mitral valve surgery are increasingly used, but the surgical approach must not compromise the clinical outcome for improved cosmesis. We examined the outcomes of mitral repair performed through right minithoracotomy or median sternotomy.
METHODS: Between January 2002 and October 2011, 1011 isolated mitral valve repairs were performed in the University of Pennsylvania health system (455 sternotomies, 556 right minithoracotomies). To account for key differences in preoperative risk profiles, propensity scores identified 201 well-matched patient pairs with mitral regurgitation of any cause and 153 pairs with myxomatous disease.
RESULTS: In-hospital mortality was similar between propensity-matched groups (0% vs 0% for the degenerative cohort; 0% vs 0.5%, P = .5 for the overall cohort; in minimally invasive and sternotomy groups, respectively). Incidence of stroke, infection, myocardial infarction, exploration for postoperative hemorrhage, renal failure, and atrial fibrillation also were comparable. Transfusion was less frequent in the minimally invasive groups (11.8% vs 20.3%, P = .04 for the degenerative cohort; 14.0% vs 22.9%, P = .03 for the overall cohort), but time to extubation and discharge was similar. A 99% repair rate was achieved in patients with myxomatous disease, and a minimally invasive approach did not significantly increase the likelihood of a failed repair resulting in mitral valve replacement. Patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral repair were more likely to have no residual post-repair mitral regurgitation (97.4% vs 92.1%, P = .04 for the degenerative cohort; 95.5% vs 89.6%, P = .02 for the overall cohort). In the overall matched cohort, early readmission rates were higher in patients undergoing sternotomies (12.6% vs 4.4%, P = .01). Over 9 years of follow-up, there was no significant difference in long-term survival between groups (P = .8).
CONCLUSIONS: In appropriate patients with isolated mitral valve disease of any cause, a right minithoracotomy approach may be used without compromising clinical outcome.
Andrew B Goldstone; Pavan Atluri; Wilson Y Szeto; Alen Trubelja; Jessica L Howard; John W MacArthur; Craig Newcomb; Joseph P Donnelly; Dale M Kobrin; Mary A Sheridan; Christiana Powers; Robert C Gorman; Joseph H Gorman; Alberto Pochettino; Joseph E Bavaria; Michael A Acker; W Clark Hargrove; Y Joseph Woo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  145     ISSN:  1097-685X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  2013-05-16     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  748-56     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*,  mortality
Hospital Mortality
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / mortality,  surgery*
Propensity Score
Statistics, Nonparametric
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods*,  mortality
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  "Corkscrew stenosis": defining and preventing a complication of percutaneous dilatational tracheosto...
Next Document:  Blood product conservation is associated with improved outcomes and reduced costs after cardiac surg...