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Aortic Valve Surgery: Minimally Invasive Options


Basel Ramlawi ,

Valley Health System, Winchester, Virginia, US
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M.D., M.Sc.
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Kareem Bedeir,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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MB.ChB., M.S.
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Joseph Lamelas

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, US
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Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery has not been adopted by a significant proportion of cardiac surgeons despite proven benefits. This may be related to a high learning curve and technical issues requiring retraining. In this review, we discuss the data for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery and describe our operative technique for both ministernotomy and anterior thoracotomy approaches. We also discuss the advent of novel sutureless valves and how these techniques compare to available transcatheter aortic valve procedures.

How to Cite: 1. Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Lamelas J. Aortic Valve Surgery: Minimally Invasive Options. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2016;12(1):27-32. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 2016.
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