Imagine a time when every stroke patient has immediate access to minimally-invasive treatment. When every cardiac stent is placed as precisely as possible. When young doctors collaborate remotely with experienced colleagues across institutions. Welcome to the robotic future of endovascular interventions.
How to address access and quality issues?
“To me, the biggest challenge in interventional cardiology is the variability in care. Patients don’t have access to the same level of care everywhere. This is a very big problem that needs to be addressed.”
J. Aaron Grantham, MD, Cardiologist, St. Luke Mid America Heart Institute; Chief Medical Officer Corindus, USA
Gaining precision in cardiac interventions
Improving access to state-of-the-art stroke care
From on-site thrombectomy to tele-coaching and remote interventions
The interventional lab will look different…
… and radiation exposure will be reduced
New therapeutic options ahead?
Mechanical thrombectomy in stroke will come first, but I think that over time, we will have many more interventions that will be suitable for robotics. This is because we really have to work very precisely. We are navigating in delicate and complex anatomical structures. I really think that neuro-interventions can develop from robotics and become an even more powerful tool.
Pasquale Mordasini, MD, Neurointerventionalist, University Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland
 Hirai T, et al. Initial report of safety and procedure duration of robotic‐assisted chronic total occlusion coronary intervention. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019; 1– 5.
The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.