Mini Bentall operation: technical considerations
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Bentall operation via median sternotomy has been largely shown to be safe and long-term efficacious and currently represents the “gold standard” intervention in patients presenting with aortic valve and root disease. However, over the last years, minimally invasive techniques have gained wider clinical application in cardiac surgery. In particular, minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through ministernotomy has shown excellent outcomes and becomes the first choice approach in numerous experienced centers. Based on these favorable results, ministernotomy approach has also been proposed for complex cardiac procedures such as aortic root replacement and arch surgery. Herein, we present our technique for minimally invasive Bentall operation using a ministernotomy approach.
KeywordsAortic root surgery Minimally invasive techniques Bentall operation
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