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Aortic Valve replacement via Right Anterior mini-Thoracotomy: a simplified approach to be less traumatic
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  • Gabriele TamagniniOrcid,
  • Raoul Biondi,
  • Jose Zulueta,
  • Mauro Del Giglio
Gabriele Tamagnini
Orcid
Villa Torri Hospital
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Raoul Biondi
Villa Torri Hospital
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Jose Zulueta
Villa Torri Hospital
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Mauro Del Giglio
Villa Torri Hospital
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Abstract

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement is not just a metric of the incision, but rather a holistic approach to minimize the surgical trauma: our technique tries to reproduce the gold-standard conventional procedure in terms of safety, effectiveness and operative times through a small and different incision. Thanks to a thorough optimization, the surgical times can be at least equal to the classic approach. We started this technique about 10 years ago and after more than 1000 of aortic valve replacement via right anterior mini-thoracotomy, we came up with some tips&tricks to make this technique our approach of choice.