Minimally invasive versus sternotomy approaches for mitral reconstruction: comparison of intermediate-term results.

@article{Grossi2001MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally invasive versus sternotomy approaches for mitral reconstruction: comparison of intermediate-term results.},
  author={Eugene A Grossi and Angelo Lapietra and Greg H. Ribakove and Julie Delianides and Rick A Esposito and Alfred T. Culliford and Christopher C Derivaux and Robert M. Applebaum and Itzhak Kronzon and Bryan M Steinberg and F Gregory Baumann and Aubrey C. Galloway and Stephen B. Colvin},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={708-13}
}
BACKGROUND This study compares intermediate-term outcomes of mitral valve reconstruction after either the standard sternotomy approach or the new minimally invasive approach. Although minimally invasive mitral valve operations appear to offer certain advantages, such as reduced postoperative discomfort and decreased postoperative recovery time, the intermediate-term functional and echocardiographic efficacy has not yet been documented. METHODS From May 1996 to February 1999, 100 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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