Simple Tool for Bleeding Control During Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac SurgeryZeynep Sıla Özcan, Gökhan Arslanhan, Sahin Senay, Muharrem Koçyiğit, Cem Alhan
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- General Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Achievement of complete hemostasis is a key element to success in cardiac surgery. Bleeding control is of utmost importance in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery to avoid conversion, as major bleeding is one of the most common indications for conversion to sternotomy. Bleeding control with surgical techniques can be technically more difficult in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery as access to the bleeding area is limited and it is harder to intervene compared with open cardiac surgery with sternotomy. We present in this case the achievement of hemostasis in a minimally invasive robotic mitral repair, without the employment of surgical techniques and with the aid of a surgical sealant.