Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) increasingly is being performed. The authors aim was to evaluate postoperative RV function in patients who underwent MIMVS versus traditional mitral valve surgery.
Right Ventricular Function After Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. Pirola S, Montisci A, Mastroiacovo G, Jaber EA, Fileccia D, Bonomi A, Pappalardo F, Bisleri G, Polvani G. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Aug 27:S1053-0770(21)00706-0. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2021.08.035