Computer-assisted coronary surgery: lessons from an initial experience.

  title={Computer-assisted coronary surgery: lessons from an initial experience.},
  author={Daniel Y Loisance and Kuniki Nakashima and Matthias E W Kirsch},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={4 5},
Robotic-enhanced coronary surgery has been performed on sixty consecutive unselected patients (60.8+/-12 years) requiring CABG only. Nine had single-vessel (LAD), 13 double-vessel, and 38 triple-vessel disease. Since the endostabilizer was made available in the autumn of 2002 only, the first 47 patients were proposed to have closed chest LIMA dissection only. This was achieved successfully in all but one patient. In addition, 12 distal anastomosis have been performed after full sternotomy with… CONTINUE READING
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