WellStar Kennestone and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to Host Hands-on Courses for
Interventional Cardiologists Designed to Help Reduce Procedural Costs, Enhance Precision and
Improve Patient Care with Transradial Access and Robotic-Assisted PCI
Waltham, MA – January 23, 2018 – Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE American: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, announced it will co-sponsor courses at multiple leading hospitals to educate interventional cardiologists on transradial access techniques and robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The course series entitled "Complex Radial Interventions on Robotic and Manual Platforms" is designed to familiarize participants with the operations and capabilities of robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) using the CorPath GRX System and to instruct physicians on the benefits of transradial access and the products available that are specifically designed to support transradial procedures. The course series is co-sponsored by Medtronic.
Hospital partners include WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Plano, Texas. Initial courses are scheduled for March 2018 with plans to expand the course program in the future.
"This first-of-its-kind course series will be a highly effective tool for educating forward-looking physicians interested in expanding their transradial skills and adopting robotics into their practice," stated Arthur Reitman, M.D., Medical Director of the Catheterization Lab at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. "Participants will leave the program understanding the complexity of procedures that can be completed with this method and how it can positively impact their patients and institutions."
Transradial access is associated with reduced incidence of procedural complications including major bleeding and vascular complications, reduced hospitalization, and an improved patient experience.1,2 Specifically, left transradial access has additional benefits for certain patients including those who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and those who are right-hand dominant.3,4 Combining robotics with transradial access can increase the precision of stent positioning which may improve patient outcomes.5,6
"We are excited to work with leading hospitals on educational initiatives that put into practice the benefits of robotic-assisted transradial procedures," said Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corindus. "This synergy of technology and best-in-class care is transforming outcomes for cardiovascular patients while maximizing the benefits of this value-based care model for hospitals."
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 percutaneous coronary interventions. 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. CorPath GRX is the second generation robotic-assisted PCI technology offering enhancements to the platform by adding important key upgrades that increase precision, improve workflow, and extend the capabilities and range of procedures that can be performed robotically. 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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