Perioperative nursing in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a role of cardiac operating nurse


  • Pimnada Pichaiphanupatt Operative and Intensive Nursing Unit, Sirikit Nursing Service Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Suchart Chaiyaroj Division of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Sumethee Jiraratkul Division of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University


minimally invasive mitral valve surgery, perioperative nursing


Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is a procedure performed on the right fourth intercostal space. Since no incisions are made through the breastbone, this type of surgery has been known to be safe and effective when compared to traditional surgery. It does, however, necessitate more specialized tools and materials. The procedures and techniques used in the surgery differ from are used in conventional surgeries. For surgery to be successful and for patients to be safe, the following conditions must be met. To keep up with technology, cardiac operating room nurses must be able to learn about the instruments and equipment used in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Assist the surgeon and surgical team during the procedure. Most notably, at every stage of surgery, the patient’s nursing guidance. This effectively preventions complications that may arise in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.


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