The revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence has made its way into surgery. Patients needing coronary artery bypasses would normally require open heart surgery but now, thanks to robots, they are facing far less traumatic surgery and a much faster recovery. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 03/07/2017 Reporter: Matt Peacock View the full news article.Read more
Lower stroke, mortality, renal failure, bleeding, atrial fibrillation, and length of intensive care unit stay with newer no-touch technique. Feb 27, 2017, 07:00 ET View the full news article.Read more
Surgeons may boycott a highly successful heart valve procedure unless the Federal Government makes it compulsory to use the combined skills of a cardiologist and a surgeon. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 11/04/2017 Reporter: Matt Peacock View the full news article.Read more
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) might be the standard treatment for coronary disease, but it comes with an increased risk of post-operative stroke compared to other techniques.
But new research suggests that a few tweaks to the technique might decrease this risk, especially for patients whose risk of stroke is higher to start with.
Moreover, it might improve a number of common post-operative complications as well.Read more