Waltham, MA – March 11, 2015 – Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [OTCQB: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, will showcase its CorPath® System at the upcoming American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, March 14 – 16 in San Diego, CA.
The CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to provide robotic-assistance in PCI procedures. It enables physicians to perform procedures while seated in a lead-lined interventional cockpit protected from radiation exposure. The CorPath System's proprietary technology allows cardiologists to advance stents and guidewires millimeter-by-millimeter using digital controls.
“The Interventional Cardiology community has only recently focused on the occupational hazards in the cath lab and on efforts to minimize health risks to physicians,” said Michael Ragosta, M.D., Medical Director for Interventional Cardiology, University of Virginia Health System. “Our facility is utilizing technologies such as the CorPath System to greatly reduce our radiation exposure and reduce our risk of orthopedic injury and disability.”
“Occupational Health Hazards of Working in the Interventional Laboratory,” a study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), found that musculoskeletal pain was more common among healthcare workers participating in interventional procedures. in his editorial comment included in the same issue of JACC, James A. Goldstein, M.D. reiterated that operator safety must be prioritized and innovations, such as robotics, can create healthier workplaces for physicians.
Occupational safety and additional benefits of robotic PCI will also be highlighted in a presentation at ACC.15 provided by Giora Weisz, M.D., Chairman of Cardiology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, as part of Scientific Session 2634 – Optimizing PCI Care Processes. The CME/CNE accredited session will take place on Monday, March 16, in room 6F.
“There are a growing number of voices pushing for improved standards of safety in interventional cardiology, reinforcing that the issue of cath lab occupational hazards is becoming a priority within hospitals,” said David Handler, President and CEO, Corindus Vascular Robotics. “It is important that our industry aligns in support of those providing care. We believe that hospitals should empower and protect their interventional cardiologists with the safety of new technologies.”
To learn more about the CorPath System, visit booth #1937 at ACC.15. For additional information, visit www.corindus.com.
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company's CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic precision to interventional procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance guide catheters, stents, and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement during manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."
For additional information, visit www.corindus.com, and follow @CorindusInc.
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