Videoscope-assisted cardiac surgery

Kuan Ming Chiu, Robert Jeen Chen Chen

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Videoscope-assisted cardiac surgery (VACS) offers a minimally invasive platform for most cardiac operations such as coronary and valve procedures. It includes robotic and thoracoscopic approaches and each has strengths and weaknesses. The success depends on appropriate hardware setup, staff training, and troubleshooting efficiency. In our institution, we often use VACS for robotic left-internal-mammary-artery takedown, mitral valve repair, and various intra-cardiac operations such as tricuspid valve repair, combined Maze procedure, atrial septal defect repair, ventricular septal defect repair, etc. Hands-on reminders and updated references are provided for reader's further understanding of the topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac surgical procedures
  • Cardiac valves
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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