"J" incision minimal-access valve operations.

  title={"J" incision minimal-access valve operations.},
  author={Lars Georg Svensson and Richard S D'Agostino},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={66 3},
BACKGROUND Having used various minimal access incisions in 45 patients and our approach of "J" incisions, we wished to evaluate results with the latter incision. METHODS Between January 1997 and September 1997, 33 consecutive unselected patients underwent minimal access aortic valve operations (n = 25, including 4 composite grafts [1 hemiarch, 1 transaortic MVR], 2 root and valve repairs, and 1 double valve replacement), mitral valve operations (n = 6, 4 repairs, 2 replacements, including 1… CONTINUE READING


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