Groundbreaking Masters in Transradial Intervention session and podium talks feature robotics for PCI and highlight the CorPath System
WALTHAM, MA - FEBRUARY 22, 2016 – Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that it will provide hands-on demonstrations of complex robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using the CorPath® System at the 2016 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) meeting to be held in Washington, DC on February 20-23. CRT is a comprehensive interventional cardiology conference that attracts more than 2,000 interventional and cardiovascular specialists.
"I am excited about the partnership between Corindus and CRT," said Ron Waksman, MD, CRT 2016 Course Chairman. "I know first-hand about the benefits of the CorPath System, and count myself among the pioneers who brought this technology to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. It is important that physicians understand their need for protection in the cath lab, and that the CorPath System can be a solution to risks they face on a daily basis."
For the first time, the CRT conference features a special transradial intervention master’s course. Radial access is widely considered the standard of care outside the U.S. and, while data has shown that it improves clinical outcomes by reducing PCI-related complications for the patient, it is also known to increase radiation exposure to the operator.
"Radiation exposure protection provided by the CorPath System becomes increasingly important as more physicians adopt radial access as a standard practice," said David Handler, President and CEO, Corindus. "We are excited to participate in the radial master’s course and look forward to highlighting CorPath robotic-assisted PCI at CRT, a conference that brings the latest clinical research and technological advancements to the interventional community."
Attendees can participate in hands-on demonstrations of the CorPath System with an advanced simulator at CRT at Corindus Vascular Robotics Booth #103. For additional information, visit www.corindus.com, and follow @CorindusInc.
*The CorPath 200 System has not been cleared for use in Peripheral Vascular Interventions by the FDA. Corindus, Inc. sponsored the RAPID Trial.
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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