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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CONTINUE READING 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

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Corindus CorPath GRX Advanced User Training

By Corindus Staff
December 21, 2017

               The CorPath® Vascular Robotic System is the first FDA cleared medical robotic platform that offers interventional cardiologists precise procedure and stent positioning control during vascular interventions. Offering healthcare robotics gives patients access to innovative technologies coupled with robotic precision. In addition, the development of a comprehensive Vascular Robotic Program can improve radiation safety to the physicians and staff who spend their lives devoted to caring for others.


               In order to successfully implement a comprehensive Vascular Robotic Program, it is critical for bedside staff, which may include both fellows and allied health professionals, to be willing to learn new technologies and commit to investing the time and effort needed to master new skills.  The Corindus team offers Advanced User Training (AUT) courses to continue educating cath lab staff to help build and advance their vascular robotic skills with CorPath GRX.  Our courses are a full day of hands-on learning held throughout the year, targeting Technologists, RCIS, RN, CVIT, CIT and others in the cath lab.


TCT 2017 Robotic-assisted PCI 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 and precision in action and understand how vascular 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-assisted Radial PCI Case


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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 vascular 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.


Robotic Radial Intervention:
The Future of PCI



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