CorPath’s radiation protection capability a key part of “Be Safe”
Waltham, MA – April 9, 2015 – Corindus Vascular Robotics [OTCQB: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that the University of Virginia Health System (UVA) has installed a second CorPath System, the only FDA-cleared system for robotic-assisted PCI. The second system supports UVA’s continuing efforts behind its “Be Safe” initiative, which is designed to make the health system the safest place in healthcare for patients and employees alike. The initiative focuses on training UVA team members to identify issues that improve safety, workflow and outcomes by increasing protection of operators in the cath lab, where risks from harmful radiation exposure and traditional protection methods continue to be a major concern.
“Using robotic-assisted PCI, we are able to protect interventional cardiologists from the orthopedic strain and risks of radiation exposure while performing interventional procedures,” said Michael Ragosta, MD, Medical Director for Interventional Cardiology, UVA. “Beyond the safety advances afforded by the system, the enhanced precision, visualization and measurement may lead to improved patient care.”
During a CorPath robotic-assisted PCI procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits in the radiation shielded interventional cockpit, and advances guidewires and stents with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. Along with the addition of robotic precision to procedures, the PRECISE clinical trial1 demonstrated that while using the CorPath System physician radiation exposure during procedures was reduced by 95 percent.
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1PRECISE Trial was sponsored by Corindus, Inc.
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."
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