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Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;89(4):923-49, x. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2009.05.005.

Minimally invasive valve surgery.

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Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Silverstein 6, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. wooy@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

Traditional cardiac valve replacement surgery is being rapidly supplanted by innovative, minimally invasive approaches toward the repair of these valves. Patients are experiencing benefits ranging from less bleeding and pain to faster recovery and greater satisfaction. These operations are proving to be safe, highly effective, and durable, and their use will likely continue to increase and become even more widely applicable.

PMID:
19782845
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2009.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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