Robotic mitral valve repair: experience with the da Vinci system.

@article{Nifong2003RoboticMV,
  title={Robotic mitral valve repair: experience with the da Vinci system.},
  author={L. Wiley Nifong and Victor F Chu and B Marcus Bailey and David M Maziarz and Vincent L. Sorrell and Donald V. Holbert and W. Randolph Chitwood},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={438-42; discussion 443}
}
BACKGROUND As part of a Food and Drug Administration trial, mitral repairs were performed in 38 patients using the robotic da Vinci surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Inc, Mountain View, CA). Prospectively, we evaluated safety and efficacy in performing both simple and complex mitral repairs. METHODS Eligible patients had nonischemic moderate to severe mitral insufficiency. Operative techniques included peripheral cardiopulmonary perfusion, a 4- to 5-cm mini-thoracotomy, transthoracic… CONTINUE READING
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