Last week, cardiologists and health professionals from around the globe travelled to Washington, DC for the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo. We were excited to be a part of the action, exhibiting in the expo hall and having CorPath featured in both a presentation and a live case during the 3-day conference. Attendees were able to experience CorPath through hands on demonstrations at our booth. Once again, the main stage was the highlight of our booth.
On Saturday March 29th, Dr. Amir Kaki performed a robotic-assisted PCI at Detroit Medical Center’s Harper University Hospital which was transmitted live to the ACC.14 Main Tent. Both the audience and the panel were very engaged in the case and offered excellent commentary. During the case, Dr. Kaki was able to measure the anatomy of the patient in order to select the appropriate stent which he was then able to place with robotic precision.
On Sunday March 30th, Dr. Giora Weisz of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Israel gave a talk on “The Robotic-Assisted Cath Lab” as part of a larger presentation focused on “Integrating New Technologies into the Cath Lab.” Dr. Weisz, a primary investigator on the CorPath PRECISE Clinical Trial and a key CorPath user, was able to offer his experience with the system as well as outline the main benefits of robotic-assisted PCI for both physicians and patients. These benefits include radiation reduction for the physician and robotic precision when placing stents, which has the potential to improve outcomes for patients.*
If you missed ACC.14 but are interested in learning more about CorPath at an upcoming conference, we will be attending the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions annual conference in Las Vegas, NV May 28-31. In addition to exhibiting in the expo hall at Booth 307, we will be hosting a breakfast symposium entitled “Robotic Precision: A tool to standardize today’s cath lab” on Thursday May 29th. You can view the agenda and register by visiting our website. We hope to see you there or at any of our other upcoming events!
*Finn AV, Kolodgie FD, Harned J, et. al. Differential response of delayed healing and persistent inflammation at sites of overlapping sirolimus- or paclitaxel-eluting stents. Circulation. 2005;112:270-278