Video-assisted cardiac surgery: results from a pioneer project in Brazil
With the constant evolution of heart surgery, new techniques and technologies have been applied in order to make the surgical procedures ever safer and less invasive. A new chapter is beginning to be written with the introduction of video-assisted minimally invasive heart surgery, making it possible the surgical approach of various surgical heart diseases through ever smaller incisions, reducing the aggression to the organism. This results in a minor surgical trauma, leading to better patient evolution without compromising the surgical outcome . The aim of this study is to demonstrate the possibilities of using videoassisted heart surgery with CPB in our country.