International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Biportal Complete Thoracoscopic Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Shengli Jiang, Sr., MD.
The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Background: Severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) sometimes develops late after left-sided valve surgery. Methods:Two ports was used to perform complete video-assisted thoracoscopic tricuspid valve surgery on beating heart by assist of vena vacuum.. The cannulas were placed in femoral artery and vein. The venous cannula was placed in femoral vein using sedingger technique. Results: Tricuspid valve repair was performed in 1 patients. Tricuspid valve replacement with bioprosthesis was performed in another patients. Conclusions: The heart-port–based minimally invasive approach is safe, feasible, and reproducible in case of redo tricuspid valve operations.


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