The role of robotics in cardiac surgery: a systematic review

@article{Doulamis2018TheRO,
  title={The role of robotics in cardiac surgery: a systematic review},
  author={Ilias P. Doulamis and Eleftherios Spartalis and Nikolaos Machairas and Dimitrios Schizas and Dimitrios Patsouras and Michael Spartalis and Diamantis I. Tsilimigras and Demetrios Moris and Dimitrios C. Iliopoulos and Aspasia Tzani and Dimitrios Dimitroulis and Nikolaos I Nikiteas},
  journal={Journal of Robotic Surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={13},
  pages={41-52}
}
The application of robotic technologies in cardiac surgery has provided the possibility for minimally invasive access inside the thorax and avoidance of a median sternotomy. Given that current evidence seems promising, we sought to systematically review the existing literature regarding the efficacy, feasibility and mortality rate associated with robotic cardiac surgery. The PubMed and Cochrane bibliographical databases were thoroughly searched for the following MeSH terms: “robotic”, “cardiac… 
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