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First life-saving heart surgery with robotics

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UNITED KINGDOM (KWWL) -- A British man becomes the first in the world to have a life saving heart operation performed by a robot.

The surgery involves x-rays, and doctors normally have to wear heavy lead coats for hours, but thanks to robotics, they can now perform the surgery more efficiently from behind glass.

This was a trial procedure into the role of this new technology.

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