Corindus Vascular Robotics to host breakfast symposium at TCT 2014


Corindus Vascular Robotic will host the breakfast symposium “Robotic PCI: Precision and protection from occupational hazards” at the upcoming Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting (TCT; 13–17 September, Washington, USA). The symposium will highlight presentations from renowned interventional cardiologists on the advantages offered by robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.

A press release reports that the symposium will be chaired by Ehtisham Mahmud (Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center-Medicine, UC San Diego, USA) and Giora Weisz (Cardiology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel). An audience discussion and Q&A will follow the presentation.

“Robotic assistance in coronary stenting continues to expand with the ability to treat more complex cases. We are able to take advantage of the robotic precision in guidewire manipulation and the improved visualisation in the cockpit,” says Mahmud. “The actual process for doing a PCI has remained unchanged for many years, with the physician standing at the bedside manually positioning devices. Now, with robotic-assisted PCI, we have a new tool that is changing the procedure and reducing radiation exposure to the operator while potentially improving the procedure for the patient.”

The symposium will feature the following speakers and topics:

• PCI: A personal perspective—Spencer B King lll (Emory University School of Medicine, USA)

• Robotic angioplasty: Protection and precision— Giora Weisz

• Improve clinical outcomes with robotic assistance—Paul Campbell (Carolinas Medical Center Northeast, USA)

• Case review: Complex robotic-assisted PCI—Ehtisham Mahmud


To register for the symposium, click here.