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What are the disadvantages of small incision aortic valve replacement?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

If you are truly a good candidate, probably no significant disadvantages with experienced surgical team.

In brief: None

If you are truly a good candidate, probably no significant disadvantages with experienced surgical team.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Small incision aortic valve surgery can be performed through a small sternotomy or a small thoracotomy.
Patient selection is critical, when the proper technique is used, stroke rate is no different.

In brief: None

Small incision aortic valve surgery can be performed through a small sternotomy or a small thoracotomy.
Patient selection is critical, when the proper technique is used, stroke rate is no different.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Few

A small incision may limit the options that the surgeon has to respond to something unexpected.
An incision in the groin and cannulation of the femoral vessels can increase the risk of stroke. A thorough work up preoperatively should minimize these risks.

In brief: Few

A small incision may limit the options that the surgeon has to respond to something unexpected.
An incision in the groin and cannulation of the femoral vessels can increase the risk of stroke. A thorough work up preoperatively should minimize these risks.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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