Rationale and Surgical Techniques for Emerging Procedures in Cardiac Surgery
New techniques continue to emerge in cardiac surgery. This article reviews the history, rationale, techniques, and controversies regarding a variety of novel ap proaches to minimally invasive chest surgery. The suc cess of video-assisted thoracoscopy heralded the mod ern era of these techniques and also serves to illustrate its limitations. Minimally invasive cardiac procedures are outlined with a discussion of the benefits and risks, as well as the media and marketing pressures on surgeons. In addition, robot-assisted surgery and future trends are presented.
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Singer, R. L. (1999, July). Rationale and Surgical Techniques for Emerging Procedures in Cardiac Surgery. In Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 3(2), 57-64.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty