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Feasibility of Robotic Telestenting Over Long Geographic Distances A Pre-clinical Ex Vivo and In Vivo Study

EuroIntervention 2019; just accepted article published in April 2019. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-19-00106

1. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan, UNITED STATES; 2. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 3. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 4. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 5. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 6. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 7. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 8. Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 9. Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, Massachusetts; 10. Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, Massachusetts; 11. Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, Massachusetts; 12. Department of Engineering, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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INTRODUCTION

Significant geographic barriers limit timely access to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in many regions of the world. One proposed means to increase PCI access is telestenting, defined as the performance of PCI using a combination of robotics and telecommunications by an operator in a separate geographic location from the patient [1]. In the present study, the feasibility of long-distance telestenting was tested sequentially in ex vivoand in vivomodels.



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