João José Aquino Machado

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BACKGROUND Minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures have been progressively used in heart surgery. OBJECTIVE To describe the techniques and immediate results of minimally invasive procedures in 5 years. METHODS Prospective and descriptive study in which 102 patients were submitted to minimally invasive procedures in direct and video-assisted forms.(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate angiographic results of patients subjected to a technique variation of Vineberg's procedure, as well as their morbidity and mortality in immediate postoperative period, and to analyze the flow of grafted left internal thoracic artery (LITA) at rest and under stress. METHODS Between September 1999 and(More)
BACKGROUND To decrease the surgical trauma in heart procedures, minimally invasive (MI) techniques were alternatively introduced. OBJECTIVE To compare MI surgical access with median sternotomy (MS) for the treatment of mitral valve (MV) disease and atrial septal defect (ASD). METHODS Forty patients underwent surgery for correction of MV disease or ASD.(More)
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