Left Thoracotomy Beating Heart Repair of Mitral Periprosthetic Regurgitation

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Left thoracotomy is a recognized, albeit not a commonly used, approach for mitral valve exposure. This approach represents a good alternative to repeat median sternotomy and repeat right thoracotomy, especially in cases of hostile mediastinum. We present a 72-year-old woman who underwent a beating heart left thoracotomy repair of recurrent severe mitral periprosthetic regurgitation in the presence of a porcelain aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e103-e105
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2022

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