Vol 5, Supplement 6 (November 2013): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Minimal access cardiac surgery)

Surgical Technique

Reoperative minimal access aortic valve replacement
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Marzia Leacche, John Byrne, Lawrence Cohn

Review Article

Minimally invasive mitral surgery through right mini-thoracotomy under direct vision
Alison F. Ward, Eugene A. Grossi, Aubrey C. Galloway
Port Access (Thru-Port System) video-assisted mitral valve surgery
Ilaria Chirichilli, Riccardo D’Ascoli, David Rose, Giacomo Frati, Ernesto Greco
Minimally invasive approach for redo mitral valve surgery
Luca Botta, Aldo Cannata, Giuseppe Bruschi, Pasquale Fratto, Corrado Taglieri, Claudio Francesco Russo, Luigi Martinelli
Robotically assisted minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
Kaushik Mandal, Hazaim Alwair, Wiley L Nifong, W Randolph Chitwood Jr
Minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation
Michael O. Zembala, Piotr Suwalski


The supplement “Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Shahzad G. Raja and Mohamed Amrani served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the supplement.