Aortic Valve Port Access Surgery

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Mercury, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Mercury

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    Is it possible to replace the aortic valve using the port access surgery method? If so, how
    safe is it?
     
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  2. Mercury wrote:

    > Is it possible to replace the aortic valve using the port access surgery method?

    No, the minimally invasive approach is not practical here.

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    > If so, how safe is it?

    You would want the cardiothoracic surgeon to have as open a surgical field as possible to sew the
    valve in correctly.

    Humbly,

    Andrew

    --
    Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Board-Certified Cardiologist
    http://www.heartmdphd.com/
     
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