Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: a case-control study.


INTRODUCTION Although minimally invasive aortic valve surgery (MIAVR) is performed in many centers, few studies have compared its results to a standard sternotomy (SS) approach. We assessed the hypothesis that, when compared with SS in the elderly population, MIAVR has similar morbidity and mortality and allows faster hospital recovery. METHODS AND… (More)


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