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Surgical Access Debate: Median Sternotomy is Safer Than Minimally Invasive Techniques

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Punjabi PP. Surgical Access Debate: Median Sternotomy is Safer Than Minimally Invasive Techniques. January 2019. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.7588973.

Prakash P. Punjabi of the Imperial College in London, UK, presents the argument for conventional approaches for the treatment of mitral valve disease.

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.


Enoch Akowuah sets the scene for the debate and discusses key aspects of the UK Mini Mitral Trial here.

Torsten Doenst presents the argument for minimally invasive techniques here.

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