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Total miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass: the next step in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Perfusion
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
5
Pages
275–278
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0267659109103991
PMID: 19346265
Source
Medline

Abstract

Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement has been established in many centres over the last decade. Although numerous modifications have been described to date, these solely involve variations of the utilized operative incision. Total miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass (tMCPB) offers the theoretical potential of reducing even further the overall procedural "invasiveness". We describe our initial experience of an application of MCPB for aortic valve replacement through a minimal incision.

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