Endoscopic robotic mitral valve surgery.

  title={Endoscopic robotic mitral valve surgery.},
  author={Douglas L. Murphy and Jeffrey S. Miller and David A Langford and Averel B Snyder},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={1119-20; author reply 1120}
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of endoscopic mitral valve surgery using robotic instruments through the lateral right chest. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 127 patients taken to the operating room for endoscopic robotic mitral surgery from December 2002 through November 2005. Mean age was 54 +/- 13 years and 58% were male. Mitral regurgitation was 4+ in 121 patients, 3+ in 4 patients, and 2+ in 2 patients. Nineteen (15%) patients had a left ventricular ejection… CONTINUE READING