Heart valve surgeries as replacements or reconstructions

Heart valve surgeries as replacements or reconstructions at selected specialists and clinics in Switzerland - Ticino.

Heart valve surgeries as replacements or reconstructions have now become routine procedures, and the cardiac surgery team concentrates on using a progressively less invasive approach.

Advantages

Valvular replacements or reconstructions have now become routine procedures, and the cardiac surgery team concentrates on using a progressively less invasive approach.

Procedure

Anterolateral minithoracotomy

Thanks to a micro-camera and the use of special surgical instrumentation, the procedure on the heart valve is performed through a mini-incision on the right side of the chest, thus avoiding median sternotomy. The benefits are evident in the post-operatory phase, during rehabilitation, as well as in terms of aesthetics. Cardiocentro is the only structure in Switzerland to offer this option.

Valvular reconstruction

Valvular reconstructive surgery is certainly more complex than traditional replacement surgery using prostheses, but offers a series of benefits making it definitely preferable. Reconstructive surgery now accounts for 70% of valvular procedures performed at Cardiocentro; while mainly involving the mitral valve, they are also increasingly concerning the aortic valve, thus aligning Cardiocentro with the main international structures

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