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Heart valve surgery without cracking open the chest

With minimally invasive heart valve surgery, surgeons don’t “crack open the chest,” instead going between the ribs through a 2-inch incision.

Heart; Patient Stories

First-of-its-kind aortic root and valve surgery saves unique patient's heart

Shelley Lynne had an aortic root aneurysm, a leaky heart valve, and no room in her life for traditional open heart surgery and a long recovery. See how a new procedure designed by UT Southwestern's Neelan Doolabh, M.D., saved Shelley's life – and livelihood.