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Robotically-Assisted Heart Surgery

September 2, 2008

Every year, thousands of Americans have operations to repair or replace faulty heart valves. For most of those people, it means open heart surgery. But now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are using robots to help them perform certain valve operations without opening the chest. There's less pain, shorter hospital stays and many people get back to work in a couple of weeks.

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