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  • Arnar Geirsson

    Section Chief

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery); Section Chief, Cardiac Surgery

    Research Interests
    • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
    • Myocardial Infarction
    • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
    • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
    Clinical Interests
    • Aneurysm, Dissecting
    • Aorta, Thoracic
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Diseases
    • Aortic Valve
    • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
    • Aortic Valve Prolapse
    • Aortic Valve Stenosis
    • Coronary Artery Bypass
    • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
    • Mitral Valve
    • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Tricuspid Valve
    • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
    • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
    • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
    • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
    • Mitral Valve Annuloplasty
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

    Primary focus and interest includes mitral valve repair surgery specifically minimally invasive approaches such as keyhole surgery through small incision in the right chest or robotic mitral valve surgery. Additional interest is aortic valve repair, valve sparing root replacement, transcatheter valve procedures, thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair, and robotic coronary revascularizaton. 

    Yale Cardiac Surgery consistently outperforms on a local and regional level in respect to surgical outcome as demonstrated by multiple 3-Star rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeon (STS) Public reporting ( for aortic valve replacement, mitral valve procedures as well as combined valve and coronary artery bypass surgery.