TCT 2017 Highlights

By Corindus Staff
November 30, 2017


VIDEO: Left Trans-Radial Robotic PCI of Obtuse Marginal

Paul T. Campbell, MD 
Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast



Dr. Paul Campbell showcases the applicability of CorPath GRX in complex multi-vessel PCI via left radial access. See the benefits of guide catheter control in action and understand how robotics can enable increased utilization of left radial to benefit patients with previous CABG, right subclavian artery tortuosity and for patients that are right hand dominant.


Watch Dr. Campbell's Taped Robotic Radial Case


Safety and Feasibility of a Novel, Second Generation Robotic-Assisted System for PCI: First-in-Human Report

Christopher Smitson, MD 
UC San Diego


safety.jpgPhysicians at UCSD looked at 40 subjects and 53 lesions, the majority of which were complex B2/C. The outcome showed that second generation CorPath GRX for robotic-assisted PCI is safe, effective and achieves high rates of clinical (97.5%) and technical (90%) success in a cohort of patients with complex CAD.



View the Presentation


Impact of a Novel Advanced Robotic Wiring Algorithm on Time to Wire a Coronary Artery Bifurcation in a Porcine Model

Sunil V. Rao, MD 
Duke University Medical Center



Dr. Rao presented the first study to investigate an advanced robotic wiring function, Rotate on Retract (RoR) in robotic PCI. It was found that the use of RoR was associated with significantly reduced wiring time and less variability between operators when compared with current robotic PCI methods.




Robotic Radial Stenting of Aorto-Ostial RCA Lesion: Floating Wire Technique

Paul T. Campbell, MD 
Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast



In a Challenging Case presentation, Dr. Campbell highlighted a case where he employed the floating wire technique using CorPath GRX. The outcome was successful stenting of the ostium of the RCA via transradial access. The outcome concluded that second generation vascular robotics enables guide catheter support and control for use of Robotic PCI in complex lesions.



Will Robotic Technology Ever Facilitate Tele-stenting Over Long Geographic Distances?*

Ryan Madder, MD
Spectrum Health



The REMOTE-PCI Study explored feasibility of remote tele-stenting using a robotic system. The study showed 86.4% technical success and 95% procedural success. Further research is necessary to identify and overcome challenges. Robotics has the pFrom Subject Received Size Categories
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*This study, conducted under local IRB, may involve off-label usage and was not sponsored by Corindus.




Watch our TCT 2017 Symposium, 
Optimizing Care with 
CorPath GRX Robotics and Radial Access





Opening Remarks & Incorporating Robotics and Radial into Current Practice 
Sunil V. Rao, MD; Duke University Medical Center






Complex Radial Robotic PCI: A Taped Case 
Paul T. Campbell, MD; Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast





The Economic Argument for Radial Access 
Ian C. Gilchrist, MD; Penn State/Hershey Medical Center






Teaching Robotics to Interventionalists and Fellows 
Manish A. Parikh, MD; NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center






Next Generation Robotics in Action: The WakeMed Experience 
Frances O. Wood, MD; WakeMed Heart & Vascular



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The Role of Robotics in Left Transradial PCI

By Corindus Staff
September 28, 2017

Our last blog focused on the rising trend towards performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) transradially, or catheterization via wrist access, in the United States. As medical professionals continue looking for ways to improve patient care, the adoption of transradial access (TRA) grows because of the well-documented patient benefits. There is significant evidence that TRA offers clinical benefits for patients, including fewer major bleeding and vascular complications, reduced incidence of other adverse events and faster discharge1.

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The Role of Robotics in Transradial Access PCI

By Corindus Staff
June 05, 2017

For many years, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed almost exclusively via transfemoral (groin) access. Over the years, there has been a significant trend towards transradial (wrist) access. Transradial access (TRA) is considered the standard in many parts of the world but in the United States, adoption has been slower. That said, the percentage of procedures that are performed radially in the US has increased steadily over the last decade, reaching approximately 30% in current practice.



Making Radiation Safety a Priority in the Cath Lab

By Corindus Staff
September 12, 2016

The topic of radiation safety in the cath lab has been on the rise in recent years. In 2015 alone, there were 42 publications related to the occupational hazards of working with interventional fluoroscopy, an amount double that of the year prior. Some risks have been widely known for a while including radiation-induced cancer, cataracts, and orthopedic strain from heavy lead protective equipment. Others have been uncovered only more recently including accelerated vascular aging, cognitive impairment, hypertension, and left-sided brain tumors.


Key Takeaways from SDCI 2016: Robotics & CHIP

By Corindus Staff
July 25, 2016

Earlier this month, the second annual San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions (SDCI) conference was held in La Jolla, CA. The two-day meeting focused on robotics for coronary and peripheral interventions and CHIP, or Complex High-Risk (and Indicated) Patients.


Tips for Building a Successful Vascular Robotic Program

By Corindus Staff
July 18, 2016

Robotic therapy is changing how procedures are performed in the cath lab. A successful robotics program will not only enable cath lab teams to provide a high level of patient care, but can also significantly reduce procedure-related health risks among clinicians working in the cardiac cath lab. However, building a successful program requires a clearly identified team, commitment from the institution, and a focus on clinical training.


Italian Study Highlights Additional Health Risks of Working in the Cath Lab

By Corindus Staff
June 02, 2016

Over the past several years, as more data is published, the discussion about the harmful health effects of chronic, low-level exposure to ionizing radiation among interventional cardiologists and their teams has become more prominent. Now, another study on occupational health risks in the cath lab receiving national media attention has called attention to this issue and highlighted additional risks.


Robotic Radial Intervention:
The Future of PCI



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