Embrace it….. It is here to stay. I truly believe that the ultimate results of the HYBRID approach are better. If you click onto the word below that says “Hybrid” it will take you to the pdf of our article published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in September 2012 demonstrating our experience with our first 65 cases. This is thus far the largest series published in the literature. We now have over 200 patients and have been able to demonstrate its superiority. Despite being on Plavix, the risk of bleeding is low when approached via a mini-thoracotomy.
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