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Robotic surgery is the optimal approach for mitral surgery

	author = {Christopher Cao and Ashleigh L. Clark and Rakesh M. Suri},
	title = {Robotic surgery is the optimal approach for mitral surgery},
	journal = {Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery},
	volume = {5},
	number = {6},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {This report presented an overview of the patient selection, technical considerations and clinical evidence for robotic mitral valve surgery. A review of comparative outcomes to medical therapy, sternotomy approach, and the MitraClip device suggested that robotic mitral valve surgery is safe and effective in specialized centres. Potential benefits include a reliable and durable repair, with reduced perioperative morbidity and improved quality of life. Future studies should aim to delineate mid- and long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes following robotic mitral valve repair compared to the conventional sternotomy approach.},
	issn = {2225-319X},	url = {}