Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in octogenarians-a brief report.

@article{Seeburger2013MinimallyIM,
  title={Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in octogenarians-a brief report.},
  author={Joerg Seeburger and Matthias Raschpichler and Jens Garbade and Piroze M Davierwala and Bettina Pfannmueller and Michael Andrew Borger and Friedrich W. Mohr and Martin Misfeld},
  journal={Annals of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={765-7}
}
The prevalence of mitral valve (MV) disease is increasing, as is the interest in modern minimally invasive MV surgery (1,2). In concordance, the age of patients being referred for MV surgery is also increasing. This growing population of elderly patients deserves special consideration due to the inherent increased surgical risk with the presence of mostly… CONTINUE READING