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Re: Questions about the minimally invasive procedure

Posted By Mike on April 08, 1999 at 17:11:58:

In Reply to: Questions about the minimally invasive procedure posted by Michael L. on April 07, 1999 at 18:36:45:






I need valve replacment surgery and was told that I am a candidate for the minimally invasive procedure. Can anyone tell me the major differences between it and the standard open heart operation? Also, what risks are invovled with the minimally inv. surgery? How much shorter is the recovery time? And has anyone had any problems after the surgery? Any info would be greatly appreciated.






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