Minimally invasive mitral valve replacement and multivessel coronary artery bypass through a limited right lateral thoracotomy using a ballon aortic cannula

Robert E. Michler, Arun Gowdamarajan, A. Reza Abrishamchian, Jose Norberto

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Mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting were performed in an 80-year-old woman through an 8 cm lateral thoracotomy using central cannulation with a balloon aortic cannula. Visualization permitted the delivery of both retrograde and antegrade cardioplegia. This technique provides excellent exposure of the mitral valve and all coronary vessels and decreases the operative risks associated with a sternotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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