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Minimally Invasive Heart Repair: The Future Is Now

Three UCSF specialists shine a light on the rapidly evolving world of minimally invasive heart surgery, giving the evidence on risks and outcomes. With video illustrations, they explain advantages of advanced techniques for valve repair, VAD and coronary artery bypass grafting; how these methods can serve high-risk patients; and why the need for them is growing. Bonus: Hear about current clinical trials for patients with heart disease.

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Tom Nguyen, MD, FACS, FACC.

Tom Nguyen, MD, FACS, FACC

Chief, Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgeon
Minimally Invasive and Robot Heart Surgeon

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Rodrigo de Souza, MD.

Rodrigo de Souza, MD

Associate Professor
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Vaikom Mahadevan, MD, FACC.

Vaikom Mahadevan, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine
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Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Intervention Program

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