Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional sternotomy.

@article{Atluri2016MinimallyIM,
  title={Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional sternotomy.},
  author={Pavan Atluri and Robert L Stetson and George Hung and Ann C. Gaffey and Wilson Y. Szeto and Michael A. Acker and W. Clark Hargrove},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={385-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Mitral valve surgery is increasingly performed through minimally invasive approaches. There are limited data regarding the cost of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Moreover, there are no data on the specific costs associated with mitral valve surgery. We undertook this study to compare the costs (total and subcomponent) of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery relative to traditional sternotomy. METHODS All isolated mitral valve repairs performed in our health system from… CONTINUE READING