An alternative approach to minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is described that permits direct great vessel cannulation and direct aortic clamp occlusion through a 6- to 8-cm incision. This approach reduces the complexity of the procedure, and hopefully, will contribute to more widespread adoption of less invasive techniques in mitral valve surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine