[Computer assisted open heart surgery. First case operated on with success].

  title={[Computer assisted open heart surgery. First case operated on with success].},
  author={Alain F. Carpentier and Didier F Loulmet and Bertrand Aup{\`e}cle and J. P. Kieffer and Dominique Tournay and Pierre Guibourt and A Fiemeyer and D M{\'e}l{\'e}ard and Pascal Richomme and Cyril Cardon},
  journal={Comptes rendus de l'Academie des sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la vie},
  volume={321 5},
The recent development of less invasive intracardiac surgery using small incisions and videoscopic techniques allowed an evaluation of the advantages and limitations of this new approach. Among the limitations was the increased difficulty of the surgical technique when using long instruments through small incisions and ports. We investigated whether computer assisted surgical instruments might bring a solution to this problem. Among the existing systems, we selected the Intuitive System because… CONTINUE READING

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