Minimally invasive versus conventional open mitral valve surgery: a meta-analysis and systematic review.


OBJECTIVE : This meta-analysis sought to determine whether minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (mini-MVS) improves clinical outcomes and resource utilization compared with conventional open mitral valve surgery (conv-MVS) in patients undergoing mitral valve repair or replacement. METHODS : A comprehensive search of MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e3182167feb


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