port-access coronary surgery

port-access coronary surgery

Interventional cardiology Minimally invasive surgery in which a system of catheters is introduced from peripheral blood vessels in the groin and arm, to establish cardiopulmonary bypass and isolate the heart by inflating a balloon in the ascending aorta before a cardiac intervention. See Minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
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