1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of totally endoscopic robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting does not appear adequate for this procedure to be used without special arrangements for consent and for audit or research.

1.2 Clinicians wishing to undertake totally endoscopic robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting should take the following actions.

1.3 Publication of safety and efficacy outcomes will be useful. The Institute may review the procedure upon publication of further evidence.