Minimally Invasive Procedures

Hybrid Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Hybrid Ablation
Dr. Gianluigi Bisleri
Atrial Fibrillation
Minimally Invasive Heart

By combining catheter ablation with a thoracoscopic approach, hybrid ablation effectively blocks the abnormal electrical signals causing atrial fibrillation.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Prosthetic Sutureless Valve
Minimally Invasive Heart

This minimally invasive procedure repairs the aortic valve by implanting a prosthetic, sutureless valve in its place, in order to treat symptomatic aortic stenosis.

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Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip)

MitraClip Device
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Regurgitation
Minimally Invasive Heart

The MitraClip device is inserted through a small incision in the groin to reach the heart and “clips” together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets to reduce or eliminate the backward flow of blood.

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Mini-Thoracotomy

Mini-Thoracotomy
Sternum sparing
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Minimally Invasive Heart

A 3 to 4 inch incision is made between the ribs, without cutting into the sternum.

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Mini-Sternotomy

Mini-sternotomy
Upper third sternum
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Minimally Invasive Heart

A 4 to 5 inch incision splits the upper third of the sternum.

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Frozen Elephant Trunk

Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Multi-graft vascular prosthesis

A combination of open and endovascular techniques used to treat extensive aortic disease involving both the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.

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