A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients.

@article{Bowdish2016ACO,
  title={A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients.},
  author={Michael E Bowdish and Dawn S. Hui and John D. Cleveland and Wendy J. Mack and Raina Sinha and Rupesh Ranjan and Robbin G. Cohen and Craig J Baker and Mark J. Cunningham and Mark L. Barr and Vaughn A. Starnes},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={456-63}
}
OBJECTIVES Right anterior minithoracotomy with central arterial cannulation is our preferred technique of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR). We compared perioperative outcomes with this technique to those via sternotomy. METHODS Between March 1999 and December 2013, 492 patients underwent isolated AVR via either sternotomy (SAVR, n = 198) or minimally invasive right anterior thoracotomy (MIAVR, n = 294) in our institution. Univariate comparisons between groups were made to… CONTINUE READING

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