Protecting the Provider: A Reexamination of Cath Lab Radiation Safety
Dr. David Wohns

Protecting the Provider: A Reexamination of Cath Lab Radiation Safety

In the delivery of high-quality healthcare, patient safety is always a major concern of providers and the public. The safety of healthcare workers frequently receives significantly less attention. Recent events have highlighted this issue and are altering this perspective, with greater recognition of the sacrifices and risks that healthcare workers routinely take to perform their jobs. Patient safety remains the number-one concern of healthcare providers. However, the health and safety of providers should receive equal attention, particularly when novel techniques and strategies can be adopted to mitigate provider risk.


CorPath® Robotic-Assisted Peripheral Vascular Intervention Trial Enrolls First Patient

This week, we announced that we have initiated a clinical trial of the CorPath System in peripheral vascular interventions. The study is currently enrolling patients at the Medical University of Graz in Graz, Austria and is led by Prof. Dr. Marianne Brodmann, MD, a leading researcher within the university's Division of Angiology, in combination with Prof. Dr. Hannes Deutschmann, of the Medical University of Graz Department of Radiology, and study chairman, Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud, director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center-Medicine, UC San Diego. The trial is a prospective, single-arm, single-center study that will enroll up to 20 patients. Researchers participating in the study will assess the safety and effectiveness of the CorPath System in recanalizing lower extremity arterial blockages during peripheral angioplasty procedures.

Dr. Paul T. Campbell

Physician Safety and Stent Savings with Robotic-Assisted PCI Presented at CRT 2015

This week, we had the opportunity to participate in the Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. In addition to a live simulator demonstration in the exhibit hall, CorPath was featured in an abstract presented by Dr. Paul T. Campbell, Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. The study explores the stent savings made possible when robotic PCI is leveraged for the measurement of anatomy in place of the conventional, manual methods of measurement. "Improving accuracy in stent selection through robotic-assisted measurement can help physicians avoid Longitudinal Geographic Miss and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients," said Campbell.

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