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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Summer;18(2):139-47.

Minimally invasive, robotic, and off-pump mitral valve surgery.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. wooy@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

A significant transformation is occurring in the management of mitral valve disease. Earlier surgery is now recommended. Mitral valve repair is the standard of care, and newer methods of reconstructing the mitral valve are developing. Surgery with videoscopic assistance can be effectively performed without sternotomy. Robotics systems are gaining wider adoption. Implantable devices to repair or replace the mitral valve off-pump and percutaneously are emerging.

PMID:
17157235
DOI:
10.1053/j.semtcvs.2006.07.004
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