Cardiovascular Institute, University Hospital Dresden, Fetscherstrasse 76, D-01307 Dresden, Germany ↵* Corresponding author. Tel.: +49 351 4501790; fax: +49 351 4501512. ↵1 Presented at the World Congress on Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Paris, May 30-31, 1997. Abstract Objective: This is the initial experience with a new minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of mitral…


Βασίλης Γουλιέλμος1, Tugtekin SM, Kappert U, Cichon R, Matschke K, Karbalai P, Schueler S. Author information 1Cardiovascular Institute, University of Dresden, Germany. Vassilios.Gulielmos.hkz_dd@t-online.de Abstract INTRODUCTION: After the promising early results with Port-Access mitral valve (MV) surgery, the mid-term results were evaluated. METHODS: Among 31 patients receiving this surgery, there were two subgroups (A and B)….