While the idea of robotic medicine is becoming more commonplace, it’s something entirely different when any procedure is happening to you. There are a few things you should know:
1. During the entire procedure your interventional cardiologists controls all aspects of your treatment.
2. The CorPath System provides benefits to both you and your doctor that we will explain below.
3. You should ask your interventional cardiologist all of your questions at your appointment, so you feel relaxed and ready the day of the procedure.
How does the CorPath System work?
The CorPath System enables your interventional cardiologist to perform precise, robotic-assisted control of coronary guide wires and balloon/stent catheters while performing angioplasty.
Your doctor sits in a radiation-protected, ergonomic cockpit, which provides better protection from radiation, as well as a more comfortable environment from which to perform the procedure. See the CorPath System.
The robotic-assisted system consists of two components:
1. Bedside Unit: The Bedside Unit is the ‘engine’ of the system that translates your interventional cardiologist’s commands into precise movements and manipulations of the coronary guide wires and balloon/stents catheters. Mounted to the procedure table, the Bedside Unit holds all of the procedure’s devices.
2. Interventional Cockpit: During your procedure, your cardiologist will perform the procedure from the Interventional Cockpit. Placed in the cath lab, next to you, the Interventional Cockpit features a simple-to-use control console interface to precisely control and measure the movement of guide wires and balloon/stent catheters. The Interventional Cockpit also provides a close proximity view of the real-time monitors, as well as protection from radiation.
Why patients like you choose the CorPath System
When you undergo a CorPath Robotic Angioplasty, your interventional cardiologist can measure and control the stent with sub-millimeter precision. You potentially receive less contrast dye, which can help avoid some complications because of the enhanced visualization offered to your doctor. In addition, your doctor is more comfortable and safe during the procedure.
Why your doctor likes the CorPath System
All interventional cardiologists want to be precise when placing guide wires and balloon/stents catheters. The CorPath System provides them with this robotic precision through the precise movements of the bedside unit and increased visualization from the monitors and robotic-assisted control from the Interventional Cockpit.
The reduction in radiation exposure and improved ergonomics aids your doctor in performing the procedure with better efficiency. See the CorPath System.
• Is CorPath Robotic Angioplasty right for me?
• What should I expect?