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On February 21, 2012, Dr. Michael Macris performed the first live beating heart surgery through Twitter. The double-coronary artery bypass was performed while Dr. Macris wore an attached camera to his head during the procedure. The live tweet lasted for 2 hours with Dr. Paresh Patel, a colleague of Dr. Macris', updating the captured images with verbal commentary and answers to viewers' questions. Read more about the procedure through Texas Monthly or Time. Below is a short video from the Twittercast.
Please be advised that the video above contains graphic images of open-heart surgery
Go inside one patient's real life experience with minimally invasive cardiac surgery and its transformative effects on his life.
Dr. Macris provides a more in-depth discussion on minimally invasive cardiac surgery in this informational webinar.