Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1290.Review Article | Open Access

Keys to Development of a Successful Mini-Thoracotomy Cardiac Surgery Program: Lessons from a 10 Year Experience

Richard C Cook, Peter L Skarsgard, Juliette Atherstone, Jens Lohser, Chris Durkin, Amandeep Sidhu, Rob Chalus, Matt Fieldwalker, Maria C Alaba and Michelle L Kent

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada
Department of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia, Canada
Perfusion Services, Vancouver Coastal Health, Canada
Department of Nursing, Vancouver Coastal Health, Canada

*Correspondance to: Richard C. Cook 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1290


Surgical procedures are increasingly being performed through minimally-invasive approaches. In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefits, patients report a quicker recovery after cardiac surgery performed through a mini-thoracotomy, and may have a less intense inflammatory reaction, with less blood loss, and less need for transfusion of blood products. Whether the right mini-thoracotomy approach is able to deliver on those desired outcomes is very controversial due to a high degree of variability in actual outcomes.


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Cook RC, Skarsgard PL, Atherstone J, Lohser J, Durkin C, Sidhu A, et al. Keys to Development of a Successful Mini- Thoracotomy Cardiac Surgery Program: Lessons from a 10 Year Experience. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1290.

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