Surgeons carry out the first ever robotic open-heart operation in Britain at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.
The Da Vinci robot is remotely controlled by surgeons who are given a high definition view of the heart through a sophisticated camera.
Normal heart surgery involves cutting open the breast plate, but the robotic arms are inserted by making cuts between the patient's ribs.
A surgeon is given a 3D, high-definition view of the heart and can move the arms using a control panel. Each time they move their hand 3mm, the robot arm moves just 1mm.