A large series of closure of atrial septal defects ( mostly secundum) in adult and some adolescent patients. There are token cases of other (moderate to severe) congenital cases included in this narrative. The Onans offer details on the evolution of their Da Vinci program in Istanbul.
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Robotic Cardiac Surgery
January 13, 2021
Antegrade Cardioplegia Decannulation Made Simple With the Cor-Knot System: Technique and Tips After 20 Consecutive and Controlled Patients
September 12, 2020
In this article, the authors demonstrate a novel technique of antegrade cardioplegia decannulation using the Cor-Knot system with phenomenal video and description on their case series. This technique has great utility in cases where closing the cardioplegia cannulation site can be challenging in minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery.
August 20, 2020
In this article, Dr. Bethencourt outlines eight key strategies for successful robotic heart startups and how to initiate a new robotic program at one's institution.
June 15, 2018
Find it here: The 2018 ISMICS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
February 21, 2018
A well-written, brief, pessimistic editorial on the loss of surgeon autonomy in innovation.
January 13, 2018
Interesting research/opinion piece about how the introduction of robots has forced a change in surgical training, with some residents gaining skill through a process of "shadow learning."
In Global News: DCD Heart Transplants, Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, and Hospital Disinfectant Exposure
September 15, 2017
June 24, 2017
Quite simply AMAZING ! I had no idea there were so many robotic companies out there. This doesn't even include Titan - www.titanmedicalinc.com, or Medicaroid www.medicaroid.com
April 5, 2017
An international group of experts met at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, to discuss the evolving practice of robotic and hybrid coronary revascularization.
March 28, 2017
Christophe Chautems and colleagues shed light on the challenges, strategies and current developments in the field of magnetically driven medical microrobots for intracorporeal use.