Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery II surgical technique and postoperative management

J. Alan Wolfe, S. Chris Malaisrie, R. Saeid Farivar, Junaid H. Khan, W. Clark Hargrove, Michael G. Moront, William H. Ryan, Gorav Ailawadi, Arvind K. Agnihotri, Brian W. Hummel, Trevor M. Fayers, Eugene A. Grossi, T. Sloane Guy, Eric J. Lehr, John R. Mehall, Douglas A. Murphy, Evelio Rodriguez, Arash Salemi, Romualdo J. Segurola, Richard J. SheminJ. Michael Smith, Robert L. Smith, Paul W. Weldner, Clifton T.P. Lewis, Glenn R. Barnhart, Scott M. Goldman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Techniques for minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement continue to evolve. This expert opinion, the second of a 3-part series, outlines current best practices for nonrobotic, minimally invasive mitral valve procedures, and for postoperative care after minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-259
Number of pages9
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016


  • Endoscopic
  • Heart valve
  • Lower hemisternotomy
  • MVR
  • Minimally invasive surgery (includes port access
  • Minithoracotomy)
  • Mitral valve
  • Repair
  • Replacement
  • Surgery/incisions/exposure/techniques
  • Thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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