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.
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.