Advertisement

Operative Set Up, Exposure and Analysis of the Mitral and Tricuspid Valves

  • Narain Moorjani
  • Bushra S. Rana
  • Francis C. Wells
Chapter

Abstract

Reproducible and safe surgery requires both visibility and vision. The first comes through the correct positioning of the patient on the operating table and the maximal utilization of the surgical incision. The second is harder won and comes with increasing experience and an ever open and questioning mind. Both require a close involvement by the surgeon responsible for the case at all times.

Keywords

Patient positioning Surgical incision Minimally invasive surgery Robotic surgery Exposure of the valve Standard left atriotomy Vertical trans-septal bi-atrial incision Superior left atrial roof incision Horizontal trans-septal bi-atrial incision Right atriotomy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Narain Moorjani
    • 1
  • Bushra S. Rana
    • 2
  • Francis C. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK

Personalised recommendations