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, ...