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Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery - first experience in Poland

Ryszard Bachowski, Stanisław Woś, Wojciech Domaradzki, Roman Mrozek, Marek Jasiński, Dariusz Szurlej, Krzysztof Gołba, Jolanta Biernat, Piotr Olszówka, Maciej Kolowca, Piotr Duraj
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):485-488.
Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been introduced to treat various cardiac disorders, predominantly ischaemic heart disease. Its usage in valvular disorders has been only recently proposed.
Aim: To assess safety and efficacy of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
Methods: The procedure was performed in 10 patients (6 females, 4 males, mean age 59±7 years). All but one had preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. Two patients underwent mitral valvuloplasty, and mitral valve replacement was performed in all remaining cases. One procedure was a redo surgery following mitral commisurotomy.
Results: In all patients the procedure was effective. Prolongation of cardiopulmonary bypass and aorta cross-clamping time did not increase the complication rate which included one wound infection, one repeated cannulation of the femoral vessels and one minor stroke. Rehabilitation process seemed to be shorter than after standard procedures.
Conclusions: Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is a safe and alternative method of treatment, and is associated with excellent cosmetic results.

Abstract

Background: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been introduced to treat various cardiac disorders, predominantly ischaemic heart disease. Its usage in valvular disorders has been only recently proposed.
Aim: To assess safety and efficacy of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
Methods: The procedure was performed in 10 patients (6 females, 4 males, mean age 59±7 years). All but one had preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. Two patients underwent mitral valvuloplasty, and mitral valve replacement was performed in all remaining cases. One procedure was a redo surgery following mitral commisurotomy.
Results: In all patients the procedure was effective. Prolongation of cardiopulmonary bypass and aorta cross-clamping time did not increase the complication rate which included one wound infection, one repeated cannulation of the femoral vessels and one minor stroke. Rehabilitation process seemed to be shorter than after standard procedures.
Conclusions: Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is a safe and alternative method of treatment, and is associated with excellent cosmetic results.
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Keywords

minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

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Title

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery - first experience in Poland

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 5 (2004)

Pages

485-488

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):485-488.

Keywords

minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Authors

Ryszard Bachowski
Stanisław Woś
Wojciech Domaradzki
Roman Mrozek
Marek Jasiński
Dariusz Szurlej
Krzysztof Gołba
Jolanta Biernat
Piotr Olszówka
Maciej Kolowca
Piotr Duraj

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