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The long arm of interventional cardiology: the promise and perils of coronary stenting over the internet using a robotic interface

EuroIntervention 2019;15:e479-e481. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I6A86

1. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

“The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds”From: Following the Equator, Mark Twain

An account of a physician performing a highly technical medical procedure over the internet on a patient several miles away would be typical material for a science fiction magazine but not a prestigious medical journal. Yet, in the current issue of EuroIntervention, Madder and colleagues report that exact notion1.

These investigators performed a remarkable experiment using the CorPath (Corindus Vascular Robotics, Boston, MA, USA) robotic system with the controls connected over the internet. Using this system, ...

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