The placement of permanent and temporary cardiac epicardial pacemaker leads through minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) access remains a challenge. A reliable ergonomic approach for remote lead placement requires improved technology. We present a novel means to enable the remote placement of epicardial leads using automated suturing devices and videoscopy.
Cavanaugh, Nicholas B.; Turek, JW; Siordia, JA; Sauer, JS; and Knight, PA, "Automated Suturing For Pacemaker Lead Placement Via Video Guided Minimally Invasive Surgical Access" (2017). Student Publications and Research. 16.