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Wrist-enhanced instrumentation: moving toward totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting.
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PMID:  11016388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of the da Vinci robotic surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Mountain View, CA) into minimally invasive cardiac operations the outlook for performing coronary artery bypass operations "closed chest" became a reality. METHODS: Between May 1999 and December 1999 this new wrist-enhanced instrumentation was used in 61 patients. Six patients suffering from single-vessel coronary artery disease and one female patient with double-vessel disease underwent totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass. Thirty-seven patients with single-vessel disease underwent a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure. Seventeen patients with double-vessel disease were treated using the robotic-enhanced Dresden technique. RESULTS: Perioperative survival was 100%. In all patients the internal mammary arteries were safely harvested endoscopically and had excellent quality. In both totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass groups all patients were operated on through three stab incisions. CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary experience with this new surgical technique using robotic-enhanced minimally invasive methods for coronary artery disease promotes optimism regarding further development of these procedures and application in patients with coronary artery disease.
U Kappert; J Schneider; R Cichon; V Gulielmos; K Matschke; S M Tugtekin; S Schüler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-17     Completed Date:  2000-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiovascular Institute, University of Dresden, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Mammary Arteries / surgery
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods*

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