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Single Center Experience In Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement In Patients With Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease
Bayan alshaikh1, walid abukhudair1, Abdulkarim Abukhodair2.
1KFAFH, jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2king saud university, jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to evaluate outcomes of minimally invasive mitral valve replacement (MIMVR) through a right minithoracotomy in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease. METHODS:Between January 2005 until june 2018, a total of 198 patients underwent minimally invasive mitral valve replacement (MVR) with (135) 68% isolated MV surgery and (63) 32% with concomitant Tricuspid valve (TV) surgery underwent MIMVR surgery at King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital (KFAFH).. The mean age was 35 15 years and mean LVEF was 45.6% 7.2 % . The Average logistic EuroSCORE was 6.3% 3%, patients had an average follow-up of 36 12 months . RESULTS: Intra-operatively patient had a mean bypass time 75 20 min , cross clamp time 60 10 min and conversion to sternotomy 1% in 2 patients . Overall in-hospital mortality was 1.5 % with 3 in-hospital deaths , mean ICU stay 4 2 days (d) and length of stay (LOS) 7 2 d . Stroke rate was 0.5% in 1 patient , no lower limb ischemia and 4 % 8 patients with groin wound infection . 4 years follow up showed functional class NYHA I in 90% II in 6% III &IV IN 4%, freedom from MV-related reoperation was 97.4% and survival was 95%. CONCLUSIONS: Our experience in MIMVR for patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease showed that it is both a safe and effective with excellent short , midterm outcomes with improved patient satisfaction and recovery .

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