A 43-year-old member asked:
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what does minimally invasive heart surgery treat?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
Heart surgery: So-called minimally invasive heart surgery is used to treat coronary artery disease as well as valvular heart disease. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and valve repair surgery can be accomplished with minimally invasive techniques but requires a surgeon who is highly skilled in using these techniques.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Valves mostly: Minimally invasive techniques are used for valve repairs and replacements, coronary artery bypass, and arrythmias surgery.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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