Minimally invasive tricuspid operation using port access.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Port-access techniques performed through a right mini-thoracotomy have been extensively described for both the mitral and aortic valves. However, reports of tricuspid valve operations using the port-access approach are rare. A technique for minimally invasive tricuspid valve operation using port access is described. METHODS: Port-access approach was applied to 33 consecutive patients undergoing tricuspid valve repair or replacement. RESULTS: Twelve percent (4 of 33) underwent tricuspid replacement and 88% underwent repair (28 of 33). Perioperative mortality was 6% (2 of 33) and conversion to median sternotomy was 3% (1 of 33). CONCLUSIONS: Port-access tricuspid operations are both feasible and safe with a low conversion rate to conventional median sternotomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kypson, AP; Glower, DD

Published Date

  • July 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 45

PubMed ID

  • 12118801

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0003-4975(02)03598-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands