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Minimally Invasive Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is Here to Stay

Volume 7 - Issue 1

Juan Miguel Gil Jaurena*

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    • Chief Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Juan Miguel Gil Jaurena, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Gregorio Marañón, C/O´Donnell 50. 28009. Madrid, Spain

Received: July 16, 2018;   Published: July 20, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001455

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Abstract

Surgical closure of cardiac defects via a full mid-line sternotomy has been considered the gold standard for over 50 years. Due to the boom in interventional cardiology and the proliferation of techniques such as laparoscopy or thoracoscopy in other surgical specialties, several teams have adopted alternative approaches to median sternotomy [1-7].

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