Minimally invasive valve surgery.

  title={Minimally invasive valve surgery.},
  author={Edward G. Soltesz and Lawrence Harvey Cohn},
  journal={Cardiology in review},
  volume={15 3},
Minimally invasive heart valve surgery has evolved significantly over the past 10 years and now comprises safe and efficient operations for most patients. The main goals of minimally invasive heart valve surgery are to reduce surgical trauma, increase patient satisfaction, reduce morbidity, and lower costs while still providing durable and safe valve repair or replacement. After a decade of refinements, studies have shown that minimally invasive heart valve surgery is a safe and effective… CONTINUE READING

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