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REVIEW  NOVELTIES IN CARDIAC SURGERY 

Minerva Cardioangiologica 2020 October;68(5):497-510

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.20.05302-5

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting: current knowledge and future perspectives

Andrea AMABILE , Gianluca TORREGROSSA, Husam H. BALKHY

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA



Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) and totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (TECAB) are the two existing strategies for robotic-assisted, surgical myocardial revascularization. In this review, we summarize the wide evidence available in the literature regarding the benefits of these two procedures, and detail the technical skills required to master robotic coronary surgery techniques.


KEY WORDS: Robotics; Endoscopy; Coronary artery bypass

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