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Aortic Valve replacement via Right Anterior mini-Thoracotomy: a simpler minimal
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  • Gabriele Tamagnini,
  • Raoul Biondi,
  • Gabriella Ricciardi,
  • Jose Zulueta,
  • Massimiliano Foschi,
  • Mauro Del Giglio
Gabriele Tamagnini
Villa Torri Hospital
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Raoul Biondi
Villa Torri Hospital
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Gabriella Ricciardi
Leiden Universitair Medisch Centrum
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Jose Zulueta
Villa Torri Hospital
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Massimiliano Foschi
SS Annunziata 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 matter of the incision, but it should be rather considered as a holistic approach to minimize surgical trauma: our technique aims to reproduce the gold-standard conventional procedure in terms of safety, effectiveness and operative time through a small and different incision; furthermore with a thorough optimization of the procedure, the surgical time can be at least equal to the classic approach. We introduced our approach about 10 years ago; after more than 1000 aortic valve replacement via right anterior mini-thoracotomy, we developed with some tips and tricks in the attempt of turning this technique into our choice approach. Indeed, it is our belief that a highly standardized technique is pivotal to perform a safe and valuable procedure.