Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacement

Authors

  • Borut Gersak
  • Maja Sostaric
  • Jurij-Matija Kalisnik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.871

Abstract

During the last 8 years, many different approaches for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery have emerged. We have developed a technique that enables total endoscopic aortic valve replacement with port access, via a small right lateral thoracotomy with only soft tissue retraction and minimally invasive aortic crossclamping. The operation is performed under video guidance, since no direct eye vision is possible. We believe this is the first such operation performed in cardiac surgery and that it makes possible broadening of indications for nonsternotomy-video-directed surgery in the future.

References

Gersak B. 2000. Mitral valve repair or replacement on the beating heart. Heart Surg Forum 3:232-7.nGersak B. 2003. A technique for aortic valve replacement on the beating heart with continuous retrograde coronary sinus perfusion with warm oxygenated blood. Ann Thorac Surg 76:1312-4.nGreco E, Barriuso C, Castro MA, et al. 2002. Port-Access cardiac surgery: from a learning process to the standard. Heart Surg Forum 5(2):145-9.nSavitt MA, Singh T, Agrawal S, et al. 2002. A simple technique for aortic valve replacement in patients with a patent left internal mammary artery bypass graft. Ann Thorac Surg 74:1269-70.nVanermen H, Farhat F, Wellens F, et al. 2000. Minimally invasive video-assisted mitral valve surgery: from Port-Access towards a totally endoscopic procedure. J Card Surg 15(1):51-60.n

Published

2005-02-07

How to Cite

Gersak, B., Sostaric, M., & Kalisnik, J.-M. (2005). Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacement. The Heart Surgery Forum, 6(6), E197-E199. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.871

Issue

Section

Articles