minimally invasive cardiac surgery


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minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Interventional cardiology Any of a number of techniques–MIDCAB, off-pump coronary-artery bypass, minimally invasive valve surgery, port-access coronary surgery, and port-access valve surgery–increasingly being used to ↓ the discomfort, morbidity, and costs associated with conventional cardiac surgery. See Interventional cardiology, MIDCAB, Off-pump coronary-artery bypass, Port-access coronary surgery. Cf CABG.
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Conversion is not necessarily a failure but may be used as a quality indicator, and conversion rates for minimally invasive cardiac surgery procedures have declined substantially with increasing experience at our institution (Figure 2).
The introduction of these new products further positions Guidant as the leading provider of minimally invasive cardiac surgery technology," said Watkins.

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