Robot-Assisted Cardiac Procedures
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Robot-Assisted Cardiac Procedures Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Robot-assisted cardiac procedures are done to treat a variety of conditions:

  • Stenosis (narrowing) of the mitral valve
  • Regurgitation (leakage) of the mitral valve
  • Robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may be used to treat:
  • Blockages in the heart’s arteries
  • Severe chest pain ( angina ) that has not improved with medicines
  • Robot-assisted atrial septal defect repair may be used to treat a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that does not close properly during fetal development.
  • Robot-assisted biventricular pacemaker lead placement may be used to treat heart failure due to atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart).

Pacemaker Placement
Pacemaker Placement
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Benefits of robot-assisted cardiac procedures may include:

  • Increased range of motion with the robotic arms
  • Ability to filter out human hand tremor and translate the doctor’s larger hand movements into smaller ones
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
 
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