Robotic mitral valve surgery in Latin America

Paola K. Montanhesi1 , Sergio A. F. Curcio2,3,4, Robinson Poffo2,3,4

Rheumatic heart disease remains the leading cause of mitral valve (MV) disease in developing countries (1). In Latin America, with population aging and socioeconomical
development in the past decades, degenerative disease of the MV has become increasingly prevalent (2). Both rheumatic and degenerative disease can lead to severe MV dysfunction, often requiring surgical intervention…

Submitted Jun 07, 2022. Accepted for publication Jun 24, 2022.
doi: 10.21037/acs-2022-rmvs-19

1 Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada;
2 Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, São Paulo, SP, Brazil; 3 Instituto de Doenças Valvares, Hospital Moriah, São Paulo, SP, Brazil; 4 Hospital
Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Correspondence to: Robinson Poffo, MD, MSc. Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, Alameda dos Guaramonis, 1176, Sala 41, 04076-012, São
Paulo, SP, Brazil. Email:

Hospitais que Atendemos:

Consultório Moema
Av. Guaramomis, 1176
Sala 41 – 4 andar
04076-012 | São Paulo – SP
Tel.: 11 4393-3523

Consultório Morumbi
Avenida Albert Einstein, 627 – Bloco A1
Consultório Sala 421 – 4 andar
05652-901| São Paulo – SP
Tel.: 11 2151-5421

Responsável Técnico: Dr. Robinson Poffo – CRM 133.469

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