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What are alternatives to minimally invasive heart surgery?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Standard sternotomy

The majority of heart surgery is still done through a traditional midline sternotomy.

In brief: Standard sternotomy

The majority of heart surgery is still done through a traditional midline sternotomy.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many

Instead of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, one could opt for normal heart surgery (with a thoracotomy), percutaneous intervention (stents if the surgery is bypass, or tavi/valvuloplasty if related to aortic stenosis or mitral stenosis), or medical treatment.
It depends on what the surgery is exactly as to what your options are.

In brief: Many

Instead of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, one could opt for normal heart surgery (with a thoracotomy), percutaneous intervention (stents if the surgery is bypass, or tavi/valvuloplasty if related to aortic stenosis or mitral stenosis), or medical treatment.
It depends on what the surgery is exactly as to what your options are.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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