HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Robotic surgery-stenting combo opens coronary arteries, speeds recovery

Combining robotically assisted coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) with stented angioplasty shows promise for treating extensive coronary artery disease, researchers reported at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2005.

"The minimally invasive procedure effectively bypassed or opened blocked arteries in all 27 patients, an outcome as good or better than you would expect with open chest surgery," said Marc R. Katz, M.D., lead author of the study and chief of cardiac surgery and director of the Virginia Transplant Center at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond.

"The patients stayed in the hospital an average of only two and a half days, compared with five or six days for conventional CABG surgery," Katz said. "And they were back to work in a week or so, compared with the usual six to 12 weeks."

The study involved patients with multi-vessel coronary disease, including obstruction of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), the main artery in the front of the heart.

During the closed-chest bypass procedure, the left internal mammary artery (in the chest) was harvested. Doctors then sutured the mammary artery to the obstructed LAD, bypassing the obstruction, all done endoscopically.

During the angioplasty procedure, doctors used stents (mesh tubes) to unblock other arteries and then prop them open.

"Using the left internal mammary artery to bypass the LAD is the one thing we can do for patients with coronary artery disease that has a proven survival advantage," Katz said. "Here is a way to accomplish that and also open other vessels in a very minimally invasive way."

Robotic surgery involves making three small incisions, each about 1 cm ( inch) long, in the left side of the patient's chest. A 3-D scope with 10x magnification is inserted in the middle port, with the robotic right and left arms in the other ports. The daVinci robotic system is a powerful computer interface that al
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock or Karen Astle
carole.bullock@heart.org
214-706-1396
American Heart Association
16-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Springer debuts Journal of Robotic Surgery
2. Robotic treadmill training helps retrain brain, improves walking
3. Robotic technique shows promise in weight-loss surgery, Stanford study finds
4. Radiation therapy combo cures prostate cancer long-term
5. Making headway against hepatitis C: SLU study shows new drug combo effective in nonresponders
6. Drug combo improves survival in patients with COPD
7. Gold nanoparticles, radiation combo may slow Alzheimers
8. New study: Drug combo against AIDS-related infections also prevents malaria
9. PRESERVE- 2-year study of initial combo therapy with nateglinide or glyburide + metformin
10. Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes
11. Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant ... of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, ... Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing the ... the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes such ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure on ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data derived ... Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market ... of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: