Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Posted On 2021-04-22 14:08:47

Unlike in general surgery where laparoscopy has become the standard of care, minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) has been slow to develop. And there appear to be several barriers to the adoption of MICS techniques. Despite these challenges the practice of ‘minimal access’ cardiac surgery is widespread and appears to be increasing in popularity.

In this special series, a series of reviews highlighting the breadth and current status of minimally invasive cardiac surgery are presented.

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery—a Fad or the Future?
Jason M. Ali, Yasir Abu-Omar

Review Article
Anesthesia for minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Alexander White, Chinmay Patvardhan, Florian Falter

Endoscopic vein harvesting
Enoch Akowuah, Daniel Burns, Joseph Zacharias, Bilal H. Kirmani

From less invasive to minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation
Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Helena Argiriadou

Minimally invasive and robotic coronary artery bypass grafting—a 25-year review
Johannes Bonatti, Stephanie Wallner, Ingo Crailsheim, Martin Grabenwöger, Bernhard Winkler

Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
Lorenzo Di Bacco, Antonio Miceli, Mattia Glauber

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
Yasir Abu-Omar, Ibrahim T. Fazmin, Jason M. Ali, Marc P. Pelletier

Robotic mitral valve surgery: a review and tips for safely negotiating the learning curve
Caroline Toolan, Kenneth Palmer, Omar Al-Rawi, Tim Ridgway, Paul Modi

Minimally invasive resection of benign cardiac tumors
Ayman Kenawy, Abdelrahman Abdelbar, Joseph Zacharias

Minimally invasive tricuspid valve surgery
Abdelrahman Abdelbar, Ayman Kenawy, Joseph Zacharias

Insights from advancements and pathbreaking research on the minimally invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation
Anna Witkowska, Piotr Suwalski

Minimally invasive ventricular assist device implantation
Ameen Al-Naamani, Florian Fahr, Asim Khan, Christian Bireta, Michael Nozdrzykowski, Stefan Feder, Nikhil Deshmukh, Manal Jubeh, Sandra Eifert, Khalil Jawad, Uwe Schulz, Michael A. Borger, Diyar Saeed

The focused issue “Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Jason Ali and Yasir Abu-Omar are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.