International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Review Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 7 Issue: 4

Minimal Access Techniques in Aortic Root Surgery

Amer Harky1,2*, Neil Roberts3 and Aung Oo3

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northwest Deanery, Health Education England, United Kingdom

2Department of Vascular Surgery, Countess of Chester, Chester, CH2 1UL, United Kingdom

3Department of Cardiac Surgery, Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author : Amer Harky, MBChB, MRCS
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 3416 500
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: August 01, 2018 Accepted: August 21, 2018 Published: August 27, 2018

Citation: Harky A, Roberts N, Oo A (2018) Minimal Access Techniques in Aortic Root Surgery. Int J Cardiovasc Res 7:4. doi: 10.4172/2324-8602.1000357


Within the current era of fast progress in technology and improvement in provision of health care in cardiac surgery, minimal access surgery has established its role in providing many advantages in terms of shorter hospital stay and potentially less perioperative adverse outcomes over conventional full sternotomy. It is well established in literature that minimally accessible techniques in aortic valve replacement is safe and as effective as full sternotomy, even it provides better cosmetics and less pain postoperatively. The concept of utilization of such less invasive techniques in aortic root surgery is not fully established yet a part from several case series being reported in literature. The focus of this review will be on the evidences behind utilizing mini-sternotomy in patients undergoing aortic root surgery.

Keywords: Aortic root; Minimal access; Mini-sternotomy; Aorta

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