One thousand minimally invasive mitral valve operations: early outcomes, late outcomes, and echocardiographic follow-up.

@article{McClure2013OneTM,
  title={One thousand minimally invasive mitral valve operations: early outcomes, late outcomes, and echocardiographic follow-up.},
  author={R. Scott McClure and Leonidas V Athanasopoulos and Siobhan McGurk and Michael J. Davidson and Gregory Stephen Couper and Lawrence Harvey Cohn},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={1199-206}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study assessed the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes for 1000 patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. METHODS The Brigham Cardiac Valve database was reviewed. From August 1996 to November 2011, 1000 patients had undergone minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (median follow-up, 7 years). Data on the surgical approach, complications, reoperations, and late survival were tabulated. Late echocardiographic data on the recurrence of mitral… CONTINUE READING

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