oa SA Heart - Minimally invasive atrioventricular valve surgery – current status and future perspectives - AVV surgery

Volume 16 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1996-6741
  • E-ISSN: 2071-4602



We are currently witnessing rapid evolution in minimally invasive and catheter-based atrioventricular valve interventions as acceptable alternatives to classic sternotomy access (CSA). Collectively, minimally invasive atrioventricular valve surgery (MIAS) is associated with signifi cant learning curves and its routine application is met with varying degrees of enthusiasm in view of strict quality control, clinical governance and outcome reporting. Whether the reported potential benefi ts and comparable effi cacy across a range of long-term outcome measures reported by experienced MIAS centres can be translated into general international surgical practice, are not well defi ned. This paper describes the historic evolution of MIAS, the contemporary clinical outcomes of MIAS compared with CSA, and the application of MIAS in “real-life” general practice.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error