Mitral valve repair is the gold standard procedure for patients who require surgery for mitral valve disease1. This is particularly important in the setting of degenerative disease where repair rates of close to 100% are achievable. Today, many patients are candidates for less invasive mitral valve surgery. Minimally invasive surgery should ensure procedural safety and the ability of the surgeon to perform a durable mitral valve repair.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery?
Patients with isolated mitral valve disease may be candidates for minimally invasive surgery, so long as they do not have clinically relevant aortic valve disease or coronary artery disease. Surgeons perform the operation by making only a small 4-6 cm incision on the right side of the chest instead of the large midline-incision and division of the sternum used traditional open surgery.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery?
Not all of our patients are suitable for minimally invasive surgery. Operating through small incisions is more technically challenging and, in some cases, could reduce the safety of the procedure. Patients who require additional cardiac procedures like coronary artery bypass surgery, elderly patients, patients with very diseased arteries, and patients with very weakly contracting hearts are generally, not suitable for this approach.
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