The transseptal approach for mitral valve replacement revisited.

@article{Escobar1997TheTA,
  title={The transseptal approach for mitral valve replacement revisited.},
  author={Felipe Santib{\'a}{\~n}ez Escobar and G Serrano Gallardo and Samuel Ram{\'i}rez Marroqu{\'i}n and F L{\'o}pez Soriano and Rodolfo Barrag{\'a}n Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={209-14}
}
We describe our experience with the transseptal approach for mitral valve replacement, a technique that we applied especially in cases of 3rd and 4th operations wherein numerous adhesions made the usual left atrial approach difficult. We report 39 cases of mitral procedures in which we used 3 slightly different transseptal approaches, depending on the cardiac anatomy and the preferences of the surgeon. There were no complications associated with any of these approaches. Indeed they made the… CONTINUE READING