Vol 5, Supplement 6 (November 14, 2013): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Minimal access cardiac surgery)

Review Article

Endoscopic vein harvesting: technique, outcomes, concerns & controversies
Shahzad G. Raja, Zubair Sarang
Options for left internal mammary harvest in minimal access coronary surgery
Shinobu Itagaki, Ramachandra C. Reddy
Robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery
Leonardo Secchin Canale, Stephanie Mick, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Ravi Nair, Johannes Bonatti
Minimal access aortic valve replacement via limited skin incision and complete median sternotomy
Shahzad G. Raja, Umberto Benedetto
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery through lower half sternotomy
James R. Fenton, John R. Doty
Aortic valve replacement through J-shaped partial upper sternotomy
Shahzad G. Raja, Umberto Benedetto, Mohamed Amrani
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.