Feasibility of novel transapical off pump beating heart mitral valve repair in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Aug 1;58(2):392-394. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa059.


We present a case to demonstrate the feasibility of transapical beating heart mitral valve repair in a patient with dextrocardia. This minimally invasive technique provides simple, safe and satisfactory mitral repair. The surgical technique, outcome and prognosis are not affected by the condition.

Keywords: Dextrocardia; Minimally invasive; Mitral valve repair; NeoChord; Situs inversus.

MeSH terms

  • Dextrocardia* / complications
  • Dextrocardia* / diagnostic imaging
  • Dextrocardia* / surgery
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve / surgery
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency* / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency* / surgery
  • Situs Inversus* / complications
  • Situs Inversus* / diagnostic imaging
  • Situs Inversus* / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome