Robotic-assisted cardiac surgery without aortic cross-clamping: A safe alternative approach.

Güllü A. Ü. , Şenay S. , Ersin E., Demirhisar Ö., Whitham T., Koçyiğit M. , ...More

Journal of cardiac surgery, vol.36, no.1, pp.165-168, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocs.15160
  • Title of Journal : Journal of cardiac surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-168
  • Keywords: aorta and great vessels, cardiovascular pathology, valve repair, replacement


Background and Aim Attempting to place an aortic cross-clamp may complicate surgery and postoperative outcomes in patients who have mediastinal adhesions or in those with extensive aortic calcification. Although right-sided cardiac surgery via thoracotomy is not a new technique in these patients, robotic-assisted intracardiac repair without cross-clamping was not reported in a large group of patients previously. In this study, the safety of robotic-assisted cardiac surgery without aortic cross-clamping was examined.