Anelechi Anyanwu, MD and Enoch Akowuah, MD: UK Minimitral

Anelechi Anyanwu, MD and Enoch Akowuah, MD: UK Minimitral

Randolph Martin, MD, speaks with Anelechi Anyanwu, MD, and Enoch Akowuah, MD, about the UK Minimitral Trial. The trial was conducted to compare minimally invasive right thoracotomy to conventional sternotomy for MV repair focusing on outcomes and important patient issues such as quality of life and physical activities.

For the primary outcome - how quickly patients recover from surgery at 12 weeks - there was no difference between the two groups. However when looking at secondary outcomes, the mini patients recovered quicker at 6 weeks – including physical activity and sleep. Efficacy was the same for both groups at 12 weeks and 1 year. Freedom from mitral regurgitation was also the same in both groups.

About the AATS Mitral Conclave: David H. Adams, MD, and Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD, serve as the Program Directors of the AATS Mitral Conclave – a meeting that Dr. Adams created with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in 2011. The biennial meeting brings the world’s leading experts together to examine all aspects of mitral valve disease, associated conditions, and treatment. The meeting featured more than 350 presentations, 40 focused breakout or lunch sessions, combined with four main plenary sessions – with over 900 attendees from 52 countries.

Enoch Akowuah, MD
Academic Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Newcastle University and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

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Anelechi “Ani” Anyanwu, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Hospital

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Host: Randolph P. Martin, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


July 26, 2023

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