A team of medics from the Cardiovascular Diseases and Transplantation Institute from Targu Mures performed as a first a surgery through a modern, mini-invasive technique on the heart of a patient aged 68 who had had previously two heart infarctions. The surgery called “Myocardial re-vascularization through mini-thoracotomy, on beating heart” was made on Friday by a mixed team of specialists in cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery, Mediafax informs. The chief of the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Radu Deac, declared yesterday, in a press conference, that the patient, aged 68, from Brasov, had multiple risks because of his two previous heart infarctions, being also diabetic and hypertensive; therefore, the team of medics opted for the mini-invasive technique, benefiting also from the experience of Dr. Galajda Zoltan from Debrecen, Hungary. “The patient had multiple risks which did not allow performing the classical surgery. Thus, with the result that we see, we performed this new type of surgery, through the mini-invasive approach. Compared to a wide, classical incision, at the level of the cervical region down to the abdomen, which opens widely the thorax, this small incision allowed the quick recovery of the patient, with a smaller surgical trauma,” Radu Deac said.