Today, many procedures that were once highly invasive are now being performed via minimally invasive techniques, with the added benefit of robotic precision and radiation protection. These procedures have the potential to reduce treatment times, increase precision during treatment, raise standardization levels in clinical procedures and ultimately improve clinical outcomes.
Siemens Healthineers completed the acquisition of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. effective October 29, 2019. Corindus is currently the leading company offering a robotic treatment platform for major endovascular therapy applications.
Even in 2020, many people think that using robots to assist in heart interventions sounds a lot like science fiction. Robotic technology has gained widespread adoption in several surgical areas, but its uptake has been limited in interventional cardiology. The new generation Corindus CorPath® GRX System builds on the benefits of robotic therapy by introducing new and advanced features to provide precision and protection during coronary interventions. It is the first and only CE marked and FDA cleared robotic platform with control of device, guide wire, guide catheter designed for PCI, CAD and Neuro procedures.
During a Corindus CorPath® GRX Robotic-assisted intervention, physicians sit in control room workstation and use a set of joysticks and touchscreen controls that transmit the physician’s movements to the device control inside exam room. Robotic-assisted intervention enables precise measurement of anatomy and device.
This also adds the benefit of radiation protection for the physician and the potential to reduce radiation exposure for staff and patients.
This technology touched new heights by proving coronary intervention using a combination of robotics and telecommunications by an operator in a separate physical location from the patient. This was a first of its kind study, exploring the feasibility of tele stenting by Dr. Ryan D. Madder submitted on May 01, 2016 and published in Europa Digital & Publishing 2017.