Ministernotomy for repair of congenital cardiac disease.

@article{Sebastian2009MinisternotomyFR,
  title={Ministernotomy for repair of congenital cardiac disease.},
  author={Vinod A. Sebastian and Kristine J. Guleserian and Steven Richard Leonard and Joseph M. Forbess},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          819-21
        }
}
We report our experience with repair of a variety of congenital heart defects utilizing a ministernotomy incision. A ministernotomy was used in 79 patients with a variety of congenital heart diseases from November 2004 to August 2007. Patients included 36 males and 43 females with ages ranging from 1 month to 122 months (median age, 22 months). The weight ranged from 3.5 kg to 40 kg (median weight, 10.9 kg). There were no deaths, and one conversion to full median sternotomy (1/79, 1.3%). The… CONTINUE READING
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