Minimally-invasive valve surgery

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Aug 3;56(6):455-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.03.053.


Minimally-invasive approaches have become increasingly important in cardiac valve surgery. Smaller incisions have become commonplace in many major centers. We reviewed the existing literature and present the current state-of-the-art of minimally-invasive valve operations in this paper.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve*
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures*
  • Mitral Valve*