Quality of life improvement after robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Bonaros2009QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life improvement after robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Nikolaos E Bonaros and Thomas Schachner and Dominik Wiedemann and Armin Oehlinger and Elisabeth Ruetzler and Gudrun Maria Feuchtner and Christian Kolbitsch and Corinna Velik-Salchner and Guy J Friedrich and Othmar Pachinger and Guenther Laufer and Johannes O. Bonatti},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={59-66}
}
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with long rehabilitation periods and slow quality of life (QOL) improvement. Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (TECAB) can be performed using robotic technology and remote access perfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether TECAB leads to accelerated QOL improvement as compared to standard CABG. METHODS We included 120 patients who had received robotically assisted CABG, 56 of whom were operated on… CONTINUE READING
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