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What is Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery?
The excitement that began with the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the late-1980s has grown to encompass every surgical field. Fueled by commercial interests, patients’ expectations, and surgeons’ fascination with new technologies, minimally invasive surgery has, within a short decade, forever revolutionized the practice of surgery. The unwavering enthusiasm with which minimal invasive surgery has been adopted is reflected by recent predictions that within 5–7 yr, 70% of operative interventions in this country will involve minimal access techniques (1).
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