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Heart, Lung and Circulation

Letter to Editor Regarding: Outcomes of Totally Endoscopic Beating-Heart Tricuspid Repair in Redo Cardiac Surgery. Heart Lung Circ. 2020;29(12):1880–6

  • Chao Song
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    Corresponding author at: at: Medical School of Chinese PLA, Chinese PLA General Hospital, 100853, Beijing, China.
    Affiliations
    Medical School of Chinese PLA, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The First Medical Centre of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
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  • Yunlong Fan
    Affiliations
    Medical School of Chinese PLA, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The First Medical Centre of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
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  • Shixiong Wei
    Affiliations
    Medical School of Chinese PLA, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The First Medical Centre of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
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Published:January 19, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2021.12.011
      We have read with great interest about Chen et al.’s experience of totally endoscopic beating-heart tricuspid repair in redo cardiac surgery [
      • Chen Z.
      • Ke Y.
      • Xie X.
      • Guo H.
      • Zeng Q.
      • Huang H.
      Outcomes of totally endoscopic beating-heart tricuspid repair in redo cardiac surgery.
      ]. We congratulate the authors on the quality of their work, which provides a valuable reference article about this clinical situation. They demonstrated with a retrospective cohort study that beating-heart, video-assisted, minimal-access tricuspid repair after previous cardiac surgery is feasible to reproduce. The annuloplasty technique was used in the tricuspid valve repair; here we have some questions regarding this paper.

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      Reference

        • Chen Z.
        • Ke Y.
        • Xie X.
        • Guo H.
        • Zeng Q.
        • Huang H.
        Outcomes of totally endoscopic beating-heart tricuspid repair in redo cardiac surgery.
        Heart Lung Circ. 2020; 29: 1880-1886

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