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PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2001  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93-97

Robotics in cardiac surgery: A dream becoming reality


Division of Cardiac Surgery, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina, 60 20132 Milan, italy

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Gennaro Ismeno
Division of Cardiac Surgery, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina, 60 20132 Milan
italy
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The introduction of robotic systems in clinical cardiac surgery has offered the possibility to realize complete endoscopic cardiac operations. These computer-enhanced systems have been applied in coronary surgery, mitral valve surgery and in few simple congenital cardiac defects. Despite the good clinical results, operative times are still prolonged compared with standard surgery and a number of conversion has been reported. The early experience with robotic systems has been exciting although his application its limited to selected patients. Further development in these technologies could extend the application of these techniques to a larger group of patients.


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