An alternative surgical approach to facilitate minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Dimitrios C. Angouras, Robert E. Michler

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-674
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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