Minimally invasive (mini) surgery may trump robotic surgery for mitral valve repair, because it is associated with lower rates of atrial fibrillation and blood transfusions, and a shorter hospital stay, according to the first multicentre comparison of different procedures. While robotic surgery achieved higher repair rates than conventional keyhole surgery or sternotomy, it also involved ...
Robotic surgery may not be best for mitral valve repair
By Michael Woodhead
29 Jun 2018