Aortic Valve Surgery via Limited Incisions

  • Steven R. Gundry
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Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Abstract

New incisions, foreign to “traditional” cardiac surgeons, are now being touted as a new answer to approach cardiac valvular structures. We and others, convinced that access to the heart could be achieved via a modification of the traditional sternotomy, have elected to perform pediatric heart operations via a partial sternotomy; i.e., only a portion of the sternum is divided in the midline. This approach incorporates traditional cannulation techniques with more limited exposure to the heart.

Keywords

Aortic Valve Intercostal Space Aortic Annulus Costal Cartilage Aortic Root Replacement 
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