Over the past 18 months there has been a surge of news highlighting incredible technological innovations around the globe. Many of those stories have one theme in common – they focus on major advancements in robotic technologies. It is beginning to feel like we are at the dawn of a “Jetsons”-like era where robots are able to do everything from walk your dog to vacuum your floor and schedule your day. Robots are continuing to develop and will help us to perform our daily tasks and set a new standard for how we live our lives.
This same spirit of innovation is thriving in the healthcare community; a community that is always at the forefront of change and progress. Physicians and the facilities that they serve constantly strive for the best possible patient outcomes through new technologies and improved research while organizations like ours make it their mission to provide the right tools that enable physicians to meet these goals. Today, healthcare robotics plays an integral role in patient care and is continuously evolving. In interventional cardiology robotic therapy is designed to help highly skilled physicians perform life-saving PCI procedures with a high level of care while providing protection from the serious occupational hazards in the cath lab.
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology journal recently highlighted robotic therapy in a piece entitled “The Cath Lab of the Future.” Considered one of the “Most Popular Stories of 2015,” the article highlights the evolution of the cath lab and how companies such as Corindus are setting a new standard of care. In the article, Martin Leon, M.D., director, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York notes, “Innovation in medical technology is key to the advancement of medicine.” He also states that the next generation of advances will improve operator performance, enable more complex procedures, change the reimbursement system, improve patient and operator safety, and expand the use of minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures into new areas that were previously only the domain of surgeons.
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