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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery with or without Robotics: Examining the Evidence
  • Hiroto Kitahara,
  • Husam Balkhy
Hiroto Kitahara
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Husam Balkhy
University of Chicago
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Abstract

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery can be performed with or without robotic assistance. In this issue of the journal Zheng et al compare between these two approaches in a propensity matched study over a 5 year period and show that the two techniques have similar successful short and mid term outcomes. Although we are proponents of the robotic approach, we agree with their conclusions and discuss in this commentary some of the previously published studies that have shown similar findings.
02 Aug 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
03 Aug 2022Assigned to Editor
03 Aug 2022Submission Checks Completed
03 Aug 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Oct 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 37 issue 10 on pages 3276-3278. 10.1111/jocs.16854