Is Armpit Heart Surgery Safe?
Heart surgeries performed under the armpit or with minimally invasive techniques are as reliable as other methods and less risky than them. Especially in experienced hands, if there are surgeons who have performed minimally invasive surgery for a long time and have scientific studies on this subject, made their presentations at home and abroad, and declared their patients, it is much more reliable than the other opening. Another feature of this surgery is that it carries less risk than the other method, since no ribs or muscles are cut in this surgery. In heart valve surgeries, which are performed by cutting the rib from the front, there is a large incision, which increases the risk of infection and the long-term protection of the chest. The patient must protect his chest from impacts even after discharge. However, with the minimally invasive surgical technique performed 4-5 centimeters from the armpit, the patient cannot even see his own surgery site.