A milestone was achieved in the history of interventional cardiology field at the Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad as the hospital installed the first and only Vascular Robotic System outside the United states. Chairman of Apex Heart Institute, Dr Tejas Patel, announced the first commercial installation of CorPath GRX (US FDA approved).
The hospital's first robotic-assisted stent via right dorsal transradial access was performed under the supervision of Dr Patel. Within three weeks of installation, the hospital has performed more than 50 coronary angioplasty/stent surgeries including complex cases like patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO).
After completing the initial cases with CorPath GRX, my colleague Dr Sanjay Shah and I are very impressed by the capabilities of the system to address regular and complex stenting procedures and the level of precision we are able to deliver. Robotics is an important component of the future of interventional cardiology.Dr Tejas Patel, Cardiologist to ANI
Dr Tejas Patel said that this technology will put India in a leading position in the field of cardiology. He added that there is a pressing need to have the best-in-class technology to deal with the alarmingly high rise in the number coronary artery disease patients in urban and rural India.
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