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Tech Spotlight: Yash Soni, Apex Heart Institute

By Corindus Staff
February 27, 2019

Yash Soni, Assistant Manager of Cath Lab Operations and Chief Technologist at Apex Heart, played a significant role on the core team involved in the Telerobotic Intervention Study. This study marked the first-in-human remote robotic PCI, where interventional cardiologist Dr. Tejas Patel, was located approximately 20 miles away from patients undergoing treatment at the Apex Heart Institute.


Yash and the Apex Heart team became robotic experts after installing CorPath GRX in December 2017, completing over 300 robotic PCI cases. Building a strong foundation of robotic knowledge is the first key step to tackling remote procedures in the future. The team at Apex Heart committed to this philosophy by embracing robotic technology and understanding the impact that remote robotic treatment could have to improve patient care in underserved populations with geographic barriers to treatment.


Learn more about Yash and the robotic program at Apex Heart below.

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American Heart Month

By Corindus Staff
February 13, 2019

February is designated as American Heart Month and health organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) use this time to educate the public about heart disease. Starting in 1963, this annual event is focused on encouraging Americans to battle against heart disease through open communication and proper prevention methods.

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Tech Spotlight: Samantha Lentz, RCIS

By Corindus Staff
December 19, 2018

WellSpan York Hospital installed CorPath GRX in July 2017 and has completed over 100 robotic procedures. Samantha Lentz, RCIS, and the cath lab team, have been a critical component in the success of York’s robotic program.


Implementation of a comprehensive program can push your hospital ahead of the curve by offering the latest in precision medicine for your patients. At the same time, your hospital will be investing in the safety of the physicians and staff who spend their lives devoted to caring for others. We discussed the importance of robotics with Samantha – get to know more about her role and experience with the CorPath System.

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Telerobotics & the Future of Vascular Procedures

By Corindus Staff
November 28, 2018

Telerobotics, or remote robotics intended for interventional procedures, might one day allow heart attack and even stroke treatment to be readily available in all communities, including rural areas. Faster time to treatment could have the potential to increase patients’ chance of survival, and in the case of remote treatment of stroke, reduce permanent disabilities. Currently, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. An estimated 18 million people die from CVD, with 85% dying from heart attack and stroke. We believe that socioeconomic status and the decline of skilled specialist shouldn’t be a factor within patient care and have been working to develop remote technology to address these barriers to treatment. In the last 12 months, we’ve successfully completed feasibility testing, conducted pre-clinical work in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, built a robust platform with strong connectivity and recently, performed a remote PCI test case in a live animal model from over 100 miles away.

 

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Tech Spotlight: Michael Fernandez R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)(CI) ARRT

By Corindus Staff
September 18, 2018

We caught up with Michael Fernandez, a seasoned radiologic technologist from Baptist Hospital of Miami, to discuss his experience with robotics and his integral part in their developing program. The facility started their robotic program in 2014 and has since grown. 

 

Implementation of a comprehensive program can push your hospital ahead of the curve by offering the latest in precision medicine for your patients. At the same time, your hospital will be investing in the safety of the physicians and staff who spend their lives devoted to caring for others. Staff members are a critical component to the success of robotic programs.

 

Read our interview to get to know more about Michael, learn about his experience with the CorPath System, and understand the tech’s role during robotic procedures. 

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RoboSummit 2018: Building a Community of Vascular Robotics Users

By Corindus Staff
May 31, 2018

              May 17-19, 2018, Corindus held the first annual RoboSummit, bringing Corindus CorPath users from across the globe together in Boston, MA for a multi-day program to discuss their medical robotic programs and learn from their peers. Hosted by Corindus Chief Medical Officer, Dr. J. Aaron Grantham, vascular robotics users were able to share their challenging cases, present tips and tricks for utilizing robotics in complex cases, and hear the perspective of cath lab tech super users on how to train bedside users and build a successful healthcare robotics program.

 

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RoboticPCI.com: Vascular Robotic Educational Resources at your Fingertips

By Corindus Staff
January 11, 2018

               Corindus is committed to providing best-in-class educational resources and events to interventional cardiologists, physicians, staff and our hospital partners. With this in mind, we developed a brand new website to support continuing education in the field of vascular robotics. We are very excited to announce the launch of RoboticPCI.com.

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Robotic Radial Intervention:
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