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2007
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Cardiolock: An Active Cardiac Stabilizer

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Cardiolock: An Active Cardiac Stabilizer
Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is still today a technically difficult procedure. In fact, the mechanical stabilizers used to locally suppress the heart excursion have been demonstrated to exhibit significant residual motion. We therefore propose a novel active stabilizer which is able to compensate for this residual motion. The interaction between the heart and a mechanical stabilizer is first assessed in vivo on an animal model. Then, the principle of active stabilization, based on the high speed vision-based control of a compliant mechanism, is presented. In vivo experimental results are given using a prototype which structure is compatible with a minimally invasive approach.
Wael Bachta, Pierre Renaud, Edouard Laroche, Jacqu
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where MICCAI
Authors Wael Bachta, Pierre Renaud, Edouard Laroche, Jacques Gangloff, Antonello Forgione
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