Computer Aided Heart Surgery

This is pretty amazing, an imaging system linked to robotic surgical instruments have been developed that compensates for the beating of the heart possibly allowing surgeons to operate without having to stop or slow it during an operation.

Whilst they’ve only tested it on an artificial silicone heart the fact that this could end the trauma of open heart surgery and removing the need to break open the patients chest sounds wonderful. I’d speculate that this would reduce the risk to people from such surgery significantly…

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