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In Pictures: World’s First Robot Arm Heart Surgery

by | 29th, April 2010

KENNETH Crocker, 70, from Burton on Trent, is the first patient to feature in a remote heart operation. The operation was carried out by surgeon Dr Andre Ng, consultant cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital and senior lecturer in cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester. He will be using a robot arm.

The system was used to correct a ‘short circuit’ in the heart of a patient that was beating too fast. Surgeons at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester identified a rogue piece of conducting tissue that was burned away with a wire probe. The procedure involves using an X-ray to steer a thin tube called a catheter through veins from the groin to the heart.
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File photo dated 28/04/10 of Patient Kenneth Crocker, 70, from Burton on Trent, before the world's first remote heart operation carried out by surgeon Dr Andre Ng, consultant cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital and senior lecturer in cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester, using a robot arm.



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