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Miami Minimally Invasive Valves
Joseph Lamelas, MD
Dedicated to the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
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Publications

Staged percutaneous coronary intervention and minimally invasive valve surgery, JTCS 2012

Description: Original Article published September 2012 in The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, showing the presenting the outcomes of Staged percutaneous coronary intervention and minimally invasive valve surgery: Results of a hybrid approach to concomitant coronary and valvular disease.

Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery vs Median Sternotomy in Patients 75 Years or Greater, Ann Thorac Surg 2011

Description: Original Article published 2011 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, comparing Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery vs. Median Sternotomy in Patients Age 75 Years or Greater.

Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery vs Standard Sternotomy in Obese Patients Undergoing Isolated Valve Surgery, Ann Thorac Surg 2011

Description: Original Article published 2011 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, comparing the Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Surgery vs. Standard Sternotomy in Obese Patients Undergoing Isolated Valve Surgery.

Outcomes of right mini-thoracotomy mitral valve surgery in patients with previous sternotomy, Ann Thorac Surg 2011

Description: Original Article published 2011 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, demonstrating the Outcomes of right mini-thoracotomy mitral valve surgery in patients with previous sternotomy.

Outcomes of Aortic Valve and Concomitant Ascending Aorta Replacement Performed via a Minimally Invasive Right Thoracotomy Approach, Innovations September/October 2014

Description: Article published 2014 in Innovations, offering a retrospective review of all minimally invasive aortic valve replacements with concomitant replacement of the ascending aorta performed at our institution.

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement – the Miami Method, Ann of Cardiothorac Surg 2015

Description: Operative technique reviewed in Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, on minimally invasive aortic valve surgery – the Miami Method.

Outcomes of a Minimally Invasive Approach vs Standard Median Sternotomy for the Excision of Benign Cardiac Mass, Ann Thorac Surg 2011

Description: Original Article published 2011 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, comparing the Outcomes of a Minimally Invasive Approach vs. Standard Median Sternotomy for the Excision of Benign Cardiac Mass.

Outcomes of transaortic edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve in patients undergoing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, JTCS May 2013

Description: Article published May 2013 in The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, evaluating the outcomes of an edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve via a transaortic approach during minimally invasive aortic valve surgery through an anterior thoracotomy.

Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery in Patients With an Ejection Fraction of 35% or Less, Innovations Jan. 2013

Description: Original Article published January 2013 in Innovations, evaluating the outcomes of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery via a right anterior thoracotomy approach in patients with isolated severe mitral regurgitation and severely reduced left ventricular systolic function.

Outcomes of Reoperative Aortic Valve Replacement via Right Mini-Thoracotomy versus Median Sternotomy, J Heart Valve Dis 2013

Description: Original Article published 2013 in The Journal of Heart Valve Disease,  aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of a minimally invasive right mini-thoracotomy for aortic valve replacement in patients who had undergone previous median sternotomy.

Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Triple Valve Surgery Performed via a Right Anterior Thoracotomy, J Heart Valve Dis 2013

Description: Article published October 2013 in The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, a retrospective analysis evaluating the feasibility of minimally invasive triple valve surgeries performed a right anterior thoracotomy approach.

Minimally Invasive Transaortic Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Mitral Valve, J Heart Valve Dis 2013

Description: Operative technique review published 2013 in The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, used to perform an edge-to-edge mitral valve repair via a transaortic approach.

Minimally invasive papillary muscle sling placement during mitral valve repair in patients with functional mitral regurgitation, JTCS Jan. 2014

Description: A retrospective review published 2014 in The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, of all minimally invasive mitral valve repairs with papillary muscle sling placement in patients with severe functional MR performed at our institution between October 2011 and September2012. The operative times, lengths of stay, postoperative complications, and mortality were analyzed.

Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery With Bypass to the Right Coronary Artery, Innovations Dec. 2013

Description: Case report and operative technique review published 2013 in Innovations. During minimally invasive valve surgery, via a right anterior thoracotomy, it was noted that the stent in the RCA, had restenosed. Therefore, the right coronary artery was bypassed with a segment of venous graft through the same incision.

Is a minimally invasive approach for re-operative aortic valve replacement superior to standard full resternotomy? Intera Cardiovasc Thorac Surg May 2012

Description: Best evidence topic structured in review of literature to answer the addressed question, “Is a minimally invasive approach for re-operative aortic valve replacement superior to standard full resternotomy?” Published 2012 in Interactive CV Thoracic Surgery

Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery in Patients with COPD, EJCTS May 2012

Description: Original Article published May 2012 in EJCTS, comparing Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery vs. Median Sternotomy in Patients with COPD.

Papillary Muscle Sling Placement for Functional Mitral Regurgitation During Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Innovations 2012

Description: Case Report published 2012 in Innovations, on a 39-year-old woman with an 18-month history of peripartum cardiomyopathy who underwent minimally invasive mitral valve repair with placement of a papillary muscle sling.

Transventricular Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Mitral Valve During Surgical Ventricular Restoration: Review of the Literature, J Card Surg 2012

Description: Case Review published 2012 in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, describing operative technique and outcome.

Minimally Invasive Transaortic Repair of the Mitral Valve, The Heart Surg Forum 2011

Description: Original Article published 2011 in The Heart Surgery Forum, offering a retrospective look of patients receiving an edge-to-edge repair (Alfieri stitch) via a transaortic approach during minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.

Intra-Atrial Placement of a Mitral Prosthesis in Patients with Severe Mitral Annular Calcification, J Heart Valve Dis 2012

Description: Article published 2012 in the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, evaluating the safety and durability of intra-atrial placement of mitral valve prostheses in patients with severe MAC.

Incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing minimally invasive versus median sternotomy valve surgery, JTCS Dec. 2013

Description: Case series review published 2013 in The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. Atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery is associated with increased morbidity and hospital length of stay. Our objective was to determine whether a minimally invasive approach to isolated valve surgery reduced the incidence of postoperative AF. A total of 571 patients were identified and reviewed.

Incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing minimally invasive valve surgery, JTCS Dec. 2013

Description: Case series review published 2013 in The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. on our hypothesis that minimally invasive valve surgery in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is superior to a conventional median sternotomy, we retrospectively analyzed 1945 consecutive patients who underwent isolated valve surgery.

Multiple Left Internal Mammary Artery-to-Pulmonary Artery Fistulae, Tex Heart Ins J 2014

Description: Case report published 2014 in Texas Heart Institute Journal, on a patient with cardiac symptoms in whom multiple LIMA-to-pulmonary artery fistulae were found, 15 years after he had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting.

Cardiac Angiofibroma A Rare Primary Cardiac Tumor, J of Card Surg 2013

Description: Case report published 2013 in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, on a patient with an angiofibroma of the mitral valve and discussion on the management of these tumors.

Clinical predictors of prothesis-patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis, Clinics 2012

Description: Article published 2012 in Clinics, seeking to ascertain predictors of PPM, as an independent predictor of mortality, in patients with aortic stenosis using bioprosthetic valves.

The obersity paradox in elderly obese patients undergoing cabg, ICVTS 2011

Description: Retrospective analysis published  2011 in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, which divided 396 patients according to their BMI who were ≥ 70 years of age and had isolated CABG.

Minimally Invasive Transaortic Mitral Valve Repair during Aortic Valve Replacement, Texas Heart Institute Journal 2011

Description: Case Report published 2011 in the Texas Heart Institute Journal, discussing the surgical technique and positive outcome.

Recurrent Asymptomatic Right Atrial Myxoma, Reviews in CV Medicine 2010

Description: Case presentation published 2010 in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, presenting a case of an asymptomatic right atrial myxoma which recurred 1 year after its resection.

Surgical Options of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, Cardio in Review July 2010

Description: Review Article published July 2010 in Cardiology in Review

Intra-atrial Placement of a Mitral Prosthesis in a Patient with Severe Mitral Annulus Calcification: A Case Report, The Heart Surg Forum 2009

Description: A Case Report published 2009 in The Heart Surgery Forum

Minimally invasive mitral valve replacement using the valve-in-valve technique, Innovations 2009

Description: Original Article published 2009 in Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, describing a surgical valve-in-valve technique.

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