Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Dec;84(12 Suppl 4):e25-e27
Cardiac Surgeon and Surgical Director, TAVR, Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
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Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2014 1;2014. Epub 2014 Nov 1.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Robotic-assisted mitral valve repair represents the least invasive surgical approach currently available for anatomical mitral valve repair in patients with myxomatous mitral valve disease. Standard mitral valve repair techniques utilized during conventional sternotomy/right thoracotomy are exactly replicated with the robotic instrumentation through 1-2 cm port-like incisions with superior 3D visualization. This is performed on cardiopulmonary bypass by peripheral cannulation of the femoral vessels/right internal jugular vein. Read More
Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2017 Nov - Dec;60(3):394-404. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center and University of Leipzig, Germany; Leipzig Heart Insitute, Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address:
Robotic and minimally invasive mitral valve (MV) procedures have been performed with increasing frequency over time. These alternatives offer similar efficacy to that achieved via standard median sternotomy, particularly in large volume centers, along with low perioperative morbidity and mortality rates. Moreover, patient acceptance is oftentimes increased due to less postoperative pain and shorter recovery times, as well as superior cosmetic results. Read More
J Card Surg 2014 Jul 4;29(4):567-8. Epub 2014 Apr 4.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We report a 62-year-old female who required surgery for severe mitral regurgitation. Under robotic assistance, the valve was repaired by transection of the fibrous bridge, implantation of four neo-chordaes to the anterior leaflet, commissuroplasty of the posterolateral commissure, and annuloplasty. Read More
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Jan 4;147(1):228-35. Epub 2013 Nov 4.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Objective: The study objective was to review our first 300 consecutive robotic-assisted mitral repairs performed from June 2005 to October 2012 and to compare the surgical outcomes of our previously reported initial 120 cases with the subsequent 180 procedures.
Methods: Our initial 120 robotic-assisted mitral repairs were previously reported, and we now compare our early experience with the recent 180 consecutive procedures for a total of 300 robotic-assisted mitral repairs. There was no patient selection. Read More