Current Readings: Status of Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Walter Randolph Chitwood

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Robotic surgery has been applied to various fields in cardiac surgery. Despite excellent results published in the literature, critics have questioned procedure reproducibility, increased cost, and the real patient benefit. We reviewed 5 recent articles to show that robotic cardiac surgery likely will play an important role in the new era of cardiac surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Quality of life
  • Robotic cardiac surgery


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