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At the time of minimally invasive procedures, what is the place of a full sternotomy in AVR?

Prof. Bart Meuris

MVT Aortic 2022, vol.1

-Cosmesis vs clinical benefit? Cross-clamp times? Extra costs? Have you thought about these aspects before?

-What about less pain? Less blood loss? Shorter ICU stays? Lower rates of atrial fibrillation? Remember, there are always pros and cons.

-If combined procedures are necessary, minimally invasive can be a choice in experienced centers

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