Tag: mini-aortic

Mini AVR MiniStern trial

S Nair (Newcastle, UK) presents an update on the mini-sternotomy trial for aortic valve replacement.

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Minimally-invasive AVR is more than just cosmetic

Christopher Young of St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK reviews the evidence for minimally-invasive AVR. He argues that the advantages of this approach over full sternotomy can be seen particularly in the outcomes of high risk patients.

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Mini AVR with sutureless valves

O Dapunt (Oldenburg, Germany) describes the different types of sutureless valves available, with a video demonstration of an Enable valve insertion.

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Mini AVR MAVRIC trial

A Goodwin (Middlesbrough, UK) gives a detailed description of the manubrium-only approach to minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and explains the set-up of the MAVRIC trial.

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Mini AVR benefits

M Jahangiri (London, UK) describes her technique for mini-AVR and reviews the results.

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Sutureless aortic valve replacement via right anterior thoracotomy

V Bapat (London, UK) describes setting up a minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement in his unit. He considers the training required, the problems encountered and how these were overcome.

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High volume mini AVR

G Soppa (London, UK) compares his institution’s resullts with standard and mini-AVR.

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Manubrial AVR

E Akowuah (Middlesbrough, UK) describes his early experience with the technique of aortic valve replacement via a manubrial incision.

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AVR ministernotomy trial

S Nair (Cambridge, UK) gives an overview of a single centre ongoing trial of mini- versus full sternotomy for aortic valve replacement.

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Mini-sternotomy AVR tips

C Young (London, UK) gives a detailed description of his techniques for minimal-access aortic valve replacement.

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Right mini-thoracotomy sutureless AVR

M Solinas (Massa, Italy) presents his experience with the right anterior mini-thoracotomy approach for aortic valve replacement, including a video demonstration of the sutureless technique with the Perceval prosthesis.

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Minimally invasive AVR, does size matter?

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Manubrium limited AVR

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