Friday, May 19, 2006

Italian robot does heart surgery

If you are thinking about a career as a surgeon, think again. Looks like this is another job that the robots are taking over.

A robot surgeon has for the first time carried out a long-distance heart operation completely by itself.

The 50-minute surgery, which took place in a Milanese hospital, was carried out on a 34-year-old patient suffering from atrial fibrillation, or 'heart flutters'.

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