Unrecognized indication for robot-assisted cardiac surgery: Patients with acute psychotic disorders

Demirkilic U., Kadan M., Doganci S., Bolcal C., Yildirim V., Alhan C.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.25, no.2, pp.117-119, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13645706.2015.1119701
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-119
  • Keywords: Robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, cardiac surgery, EXCISION
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Patients with acute psychotic disorders are often considered as inappropriate candidates for cardiac surgery as well as for other surgical interventions. Post-operative care and patient compliance, which are the main problems associated with such patients, are the most important issues for conventional cardiac surgery. Robot-assisted cardiac surgery may be a new solution in this respect. In this report we aimed to present our acute psychotic patient with serious mitral insufficiency secondary to huge atrial myxoma, treated with robotic cardiac surgery.