OBJECTIVE:to provide a comparison of outcomes between right anterior
thoracotomy(RAT) and mini-sternotomy(MS) as approaches for surgical AVR.
METHODS: Thisis an observational, cohort study of data collected prospectively
from patients who undergone aortic valve replacement between January 2019 and
December 2019 At National heart Institute, Cairo, EGYPT.
RESULTS:RAT showed increase in bypass and cross clamp time while MS
showed more ventilation time.
CONCLUSION: MS should be considered the approach of choice for isolated
AVR as it is safe , easy and reproducible technique.
Key words: AVR, right thoracotomy, mini sternotomy.