Promise seen in robotic system for heart-valve surgery

10/21/2008 | MIT Technology Review

U.S. scientists are working on a robotic device that could allow surgeons to repair cardiac valves without stopping the heart, helping patients avoid the risk of brain damage tied to the procedure as well as speeding up recovery time. The technology uses 3-D ultrasound scans to enable doctors to see heart movements while operating on a patient's mitral valve.

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