Earlier this month, Corindus participated in the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL. The meeting featured top research in both general and interventional cardiology including updates on the latest studies and trends. Attendees of the conference were able to experience complex robotic-assisted PCI in the exhibit hall at the Corindus booth. The demonstration included a full robotic system with an advanced simulator to give attendees a “real-life” experience of how robotics will fit into their lab.
In addition to the hands-on experience for attendees, there were 3 abstracts on robotic therapy presented in the poster sessions.
Multi-Center Post-Market Registry for the Evaluation of Robotic Assisted PCI – Madder R, et al.
This abstract evaluates patients enrolled in the post-market PRECISION Registry. The registry highlights the volume of complex procedures in which robotics has been proven to be safe and effective.
Robotic Versus Manual Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Effect on Procedure Time for Simple and Complex Lesions – Mahmud E, et al.
This study evaluated procedure time for robotic vs manual PCI and found that in more complex procedures, there is no difference between the two. This means that for more complex procedures where radiation exposure to the operator can be higher, robotics is a suitable option to reduce overall exposure without adding time.
Complex Robotically-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Reasons for Partial Manual Assistance or Manual Conversion – Mahmud E, et al.
This study examines reasons for the employment of manual assistance when performing robotic-assisted PCI, finding that in many cases complex PCI can be performed with a robotics-only approach.
In addition to the poster sessions, Dr. Giora Weisz presented on Robotic PCI as part of a broader session on Optimizing PCI Care Processes. Dr. Weisz discussed the current application of robotics in practice and opportunities to expand its use more broadly given the value robotics can provide to physicians, staff, and patients.
On Saturday, April 2nd, a group of physicians currently using CorPath met for a robotic PCI physician users meeting where they shared complex case reviews and best practices for using robotics in clinical practice. The evening concluded with a discussion of the vision for robotic therapy in the cath lab that examined how technology evolution has the capability to reshape patient care during interventional procedures.
If you missed us at ACC, be sure to stop by Corindus booth #213 at the upcoming Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) Meeting taking place in Orlando, FL May 4th through the 6th.