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Innovations (Phila). 2016 Jul-Aug;11(4):243-50. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000301.

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery I: Patient Selection, Evaluation, and Planning.

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From the *University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA; †Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA USA; ‡Penrose St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO USA; §Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, Gainesville, GA USA; ∥Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, Ft. Myers, FL USA; ¶Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, Chermside, Australia; #Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN USA; **New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY USA; ††Temple University, Philadelphia, PA USA; ‡‡Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA USA; §§East Bay Cardiac Surgery Center, Oakland, CA USA; ∥∥Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, Seattle, WA USA; ¶¶Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL USA; ##Emory St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA USA; ***St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN USA; †††The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, TX USA; ‡‡‡Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY USA; §§§South Florida Heart & Lung Institute, Doral, FL USA; ∥∥∥David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA; ¶¶¶TriHealth Heart Institute, Cincinnati, OH USA; ###Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Lewiston, ME USA; ****Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA USA; and ††††Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Princeton Baptist Hospital, Birmingham, AL USA.


Widespread adoption of minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement may be fostered by practice consensus and standardization. This expert opinion, first of a 3-part series, outlines current best practices in patient evaluation and selection for minimally invasive mitral valve procedures, and discusses preoperative planning for cannulation and myocardial protection.

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