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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 1 January 2013 > MITRAL VALVE DISEASE > Minimally Invasive Transaortic Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Mitral Valve

Minimally Invasive Transaortic Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Mitral Valve

Joseph Lamelas, Christos G. Mihos, Orlando Santana

University Division of Cardiac Surgery and Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Clinically significant mitral regurgitation is often found in conjunction with severe aortic valve stenosis. Adding mitral valve surgery to an aortic valve replacement (AVR) increases the operative risk. However, this increased operative risk may be reduced if, during AVR, a standard double-valve surgery is avoided and AVR is performed instead with a transaortic edge-to-edge repair of the

mitral valve. Utilizing a minimally invasive approach with this technique may further reduce the operative risk when compared to a median sternotomy approach. The procedural technique for this surgery is described in the present report.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:11-13

Minimally Invasive Transaortic Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Mitral Valve

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