How I Do It: Self-Retaining Atrial Retractors for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Authors

  • Norihiko Ishikawa
  • You Su Sun
  • L. Wiley Nifong
  • Go Watanabe
  • W. Randolph Chitwood

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071012

Abstract

Successful surgery, particularly on the heart valves, is dependent on excellent and consistent exposure of the operative field. In this report, we describe 2 types of new atrial retractors designed for robotic and minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. These simple and easy-to-handle atrial retractors provide exceptional and consistent exposure of the left atrium in robotic and minimally invasive mitral valve surgery and prevent traumatic injury.

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Published

2007-04-24

How to Cite

Ishikawa, N., Sun, Y. S., Nifong, L. W., Watanabe, G., & Chitwood, W. R. (2007). How I Do It: Self-Retaining Atrial Retractors for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. The Heart Surgery Forum, 10(3), E217-E218. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071012

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