Hammad M. A. Aliahmed, Rimantas Karalius, Arūnas Valaika, Arimantas Grebelis, Palmyra Semėnienė, Rasa Čypienė
Abstract:Background: new minimally invasive sternotomy (mini-sternotomy) procedures have improved the treatment outcome and reduced the incidence of perioperative complications leading to improved patient satisfaction and a reduced cost of aortic valve replacement in comparison to the conventional median sternotomy (full sternotomy). The aim of this study is to compare and gain new insights into operative and early postoperative outcomes, long-term postoperative results, and 5-year survival rates after aortic valve rep…
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