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Minimal access median sternotomy for aortic valve replacement in elderly patients

  • Author(s): Deuse, Tobias
  • Alassar, Y
  • Yildirim, Y
  • Pecha, S
  • Detter, C
  • Reichenspurner, H
  • et al.

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http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3652735?pdf=render
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Abstract

Background: We report our clinical experience with a approach for aortic valve replacement (AVR) via minimal access skin incision and complete median sternotomy. This approach was used in patients with higher age and multiple co-morbidities, facilitating a

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