Miami Minimally Invasive Valves
Joseph Lamelas, MD
Dedicated to the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
June 8, 2014
Minimally Invasive Anterior Leaflet Augmentation – “The Movie”

I have enclosed a link to a 14 minute video on an anterior leaflet augmentation performed via a minimally invasive approach.  I have used bovine pericardium in all but one case in which I used autologous, untreated pericardium.  I believe that this technique should be performed with bovine pericardium or glutaraldehyde treated pericardium.  There is a new product on the market called CardioCel which may also be promising. A recent paper presented at ISMICS in Boston by Dr. Guy demonstrated that there was a high incidence of patch complications utilizing Corematrix.

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