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Minimally invasive surgery with a partial sternotomy "J" approach.
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PMID:  18395628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The minimally invasive partial sternotomy "J" incision can be used for most isolated mitral valves, tricuspid valves, aortic valves, atrial septal defects, maze procedures, aortic repairs, and aortic valve reoperations. This article reviews the technical approaches and outcomes for various procedures. For 2,004 mitral valve repairs, our 30-day in-hospital mortality was 0.2% and for 1,103 aortic valve procedures, it was 0.8%. In addition to both a better cosmetic result and earlier return to work, the benefits include less blood loss, less pain, better respiratory function, and better 1-year survival for mitral valve procedures. Similar results have been obtained for aortic valve procedures. Thus, all patients undergoing isolated aortic or mitral valve repairs are offered a minimally invasive operation.
Lars G Svensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1043-0679     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Heart Catheterization
Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Sternum / surgery*
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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