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Tactile Control: Fixation of Length for Artificial Chordae

  • E. U. Braun
  • B. Voss
  • H. Mayer
  • A. Knoll
  • R. Bauernschmitt
  • R. Lange
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 25/6)

Abstract

The precise determination of the length of artificial chordae and coevally the gental fixation of the defined length of the chordae on the mitral valve remains a challenge especially for the minimally invasive working heart surgeon. Methods to secure the correct length of the artificial chordae have been presented in the past either with the pean clamp or the more convenient but more breakable method with the hemoclip. Here the hemoclip-method is tested in an ameliorated tactile technique to advance the security for the patient.

Keywords

heart surgery haptic device mitral valve artificial chordae determination of length 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. U. Braun
    • 1
  • B. Voss
    • 1
  • H. Mayer
    • 2
  • A. Knoll
    • 2
  • R. Bauernschmitt
    • 1
  • R. Lange
    • 1
  1. 1.German Heart Center MunichClinic for Cardiovascular SurgeryMunichGermany
  2. 2.Robotics and Embedded SystemsTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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