Minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery: Operative techniques, application fields and clinical outcomes

Nicola Vistarini, Marco Aiello, Mario Viganò

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Abstract

Minimally invasive video-assisted surgery through a right minithoracotomy has become the standard surgical approach for several cardiac diseases at many major centers worldwide. In this article we review the existing literature on the subject and describe different operative techniques, application fields and clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-787
Number of pages13
JournalFuture Cardiology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial septal defect
  • cardiac surgery
  • cardiac tumor
  • minimally invasive
  • mitral valve
  • outcome
  • right minithoracotomy
  • tricuspid valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

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