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Traditional aortic valve replacement is performed through a 10 – 12 inch incision splitting the breastbone all the way. Mini AVR however can now be performed using only a 3 inch incision! Clinical studies have shown that Mini AVR is not only cosmetically more pleasing but also it’s associated with a lot less pain, less blood loss, less need for blood transfusions, better ability to breathe after surgery, earlier recovery, and a shorter hospital stay.
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