Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery: state of the art and future directions.

@article{Glauber2015MinimallyIA,
  title={Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery: state of the art and future directions.},
  author={Mattia Glauber and Matteo Ferrarini and Antonio Miceli},
  journal={Annals of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) is defined as an aortic valve replacement (AVR) procedure that involves a small chest wall incision as opposed to conventional full sternotomy (FS). The MIAVR approach is increasingly being used with the aim of reducing the "invasiveness" of the surgical procedure, while maintaining the same efficacy, quality and safety of a conventional approach. The most common MIAVR techniques are ministernotomy (MS) and right anterior minithoracotomy (RT… CONTINUE READING
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