The minimally-invasive or endoscopic mitral valve surgery is one of the most attractive and most interesting areas of the modern heart surgery. The book describes first all practical steps necessary in a clinic from the idea of the introduction of the minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery up to practical realization of the operation program. The initial explanation of organizational and financial aspects allows an exact resource planning and protects against wrong expectations and failures. An extensive and detailed representation of the reconstruction technologies possible today as well as the specific features of her endoscopic application allow quick learning of the surgical technology. Numerous tips and tricks and informative pictures of the most frequent findings and the accompanying reconstruction technologies underline the practical orientation of the book.