This article describes how I perform a minimally invasive aortic root replacement, also known as the Mini-Bentall procedure. In particular, it highlights the details on how to perform the “French Cuff” technique to ensure an absolute proximal annular hemostasis. Six consecutive patients underwent the Mini-Bentall procedure using the “French Cuff” technique. Five patients did not have any transfusion and one patient had two pooled platelets. Five patients were extubated on table in the operating room and one patient was extubated 12 hours after the procedure. All patients were discharged home within 7 days after the procedure without any surgical complications.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2016|