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Standard Median Sternotomy Versus Minimally Invasive Approach For Atrial Septal Defect Closure In Adults, Ahmed S. Ali, Ahmed G. Abd El Fattah Fahmy, Hatem K. Madkour, Reham M. Salah Eldin Ahmed Jan 2023

Standard Median Sternotomy Versus Minimally Invasive Approach For Atrial Septal Defect Closure In Adults, Ahmed S. Ali, Ahmed G. Abd El Fattah Fahmy, Hatem K. Madkour, Reham M. Salah Eldin Ahmed

Journal of Medicine in Scientific Research

Background

Atrial septal defects (ASDs) in adults and adolescents are not uncommon. Surgical ASD closure through a standard median sternotomy (SMS) has become less attractive approach in favor of minimally invasive techniques, especially in young female patients.

Objective

The aim was to compare early postoperative outcomes of surgically closed secundum ASDs through a SMS approach versus minimally invasive right anterolateral thoracotomy (MIRAT) approach in adults.

Patients and methods

The authors prospectively studied 60 adult patients who had their secundum ASD anomalies surgically closed at National Heart Institute between the period of September 2020 and February 2022. A total of 30 …