Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2017022
Title: Establishment of a minimally invasive cardiac surgery programme in Singapore
Authors: Kofidis T. 
Chang G.H.
Lee C.N. 
Keywords: Aortic valve surgery
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Mitral valve surgery
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2017
Publisher: Singapore Medical Association
Citation: Kofidis T., Chang G.H., Lee C.N. (2017-10-01). Establishment of a minimally invasive cardiac surgery programme in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal 58 (10) : 576-579. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2017022
Abstract: Although minimally invasive cardiac surgery is available in Singapore, it is not widely practised. Local surgeons have pioneered and introduced technologies in Singapore that were launched in the West to address various heart pathologies. However, in spite of the possibilities, the unique position and function of Singapore in the region, the structure and dynamics of cardiothoracic surgery practice in government centres and private practice, and the overall small volume of patients in the country may pose limitations in the thriving and sharing of such new technologies. Herein, we give an account of our progress and accomplishments with regard to minimally invasive cardiac surgery in Singapore and indicate areas of improvement that have further potential for synergy and growth. � 2017, Singapore Medical Association. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/146754
ISSN: 00375675
DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2017022
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