In our latest newsletter, we recap the San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions course and discuss tips for building a robotic program.
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Key Takeaways from San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions 2016
Earlier this month, the second annual San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions (SDCI) conference was held in La Jolla, CA. The two-day meeting focused on robotics for coronary and peripheral interventions and CHIP, or Complex High-Risk (and Indicated) Patients. Day one of the meeting focused on robotic therapy and future innovations for complex PCI and included 2 live cases transmitted to the conference from the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. The second day focused on additional technologies for approaching complex high-risk indicated patients (CHIP) including ventricular assist devices. In a recent blog, we highlight our key takeaways from the meeting.
New eBook: Guide to Building a Vascular Robotic Program
Hospitals across the United States are adopting robotic therapy to provide protection and precision during interventional procedures. Our new eBook gives you the tools to understand what it takes to build and develop a successful Vascular Robotic Program at your hospital. In this eBook, you will learn several key elements including:
The building blocks of a successful program
Gain an understanding of the training process to establish robotic skills for physician & staff
How to maximize your investment in robotics to grow your cardiovascular service line
Complex Case of the Month
On a monthly basis, we will be featuring a complex robotic PCI case performed by a CorPath user. If you are interested in being featured for an interesting procedure performed using CorPath, please contact your Clinical Account Manager.
Robotic-Assisted PCI in Complex Double Balloon PTCA / LAD Stent Case
In this case, Dr. Daniel Simon used the CorPath System for a LAD-diagonal bifurcation lesion. Leveraging the robotic system’s “parking track” in addition to the main device track in the Cassette, Dr. Simon was able to position 2 balloons using a kissing balloon technique. Dr. Simon remarked that the system was very user friendly, even in a complex PCI procedure.
DotMed - Wanted: women in interventional cardiology
In a recent article published by DotMed News, Dr. Cindy Grines discusses her long career in interventional cardiology and how the specialty may be able to overcome the significant gender disparity that currently exists. She discusses a concern that is common among all interventionalists, but may be more poignant for female physicians: the occupational risks associated with radiation exposure. Dr. Grines discusses how robotic technology, which she currently uses in her practice, has the potential to reduce these risks while allowing female physicians to pursue this rewarding specialty.