Risk management of minimally invasive cardiac surgery

M. Kudo, R. Yozu

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Since the initiation of port-access minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) in 1998, 350 patients have undergone the operations in our institute. With development of new instruments, the operation of mitral valve diseases and simple congenital defect has become easier. At present, it is the procedure of choice in operation of these lesions. Its weakness, however, is the limitation of visual field and working space. In order to maintain the same operative quality as median sternotomy and avoid any perioperative risk, cooperation of the anesthesiologist and the medical engineering technologist is indispensable. This paper reports on latest surgical procedure and risk management of the port-access MICS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-885
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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