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PGI Chandigarh performs first robot assisted stent implant on 47-year-old patient
Chandigarh: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) recently performed robotically assisted bioresorbable stent implantation on a 47-year-old patient for the first time ever in the world. The surgery was conducted by the Department of Cardiology in the Advanced Cardiac Centre of the PGIMER as an interventional procedure. The case was performed by Yash...
Chandigarh: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) recently performed robotically assisted bioresorbable stent implantation on a 47-year-old patient for the first time ever in the world.
The surgery was conducted by the Department of Cardiology in the Advanced Cardiac Centre of the PGIMER as an interventional procedure. The case was performed by Yash Paul Sharma, Department of Cardiology head, and his team.
The patient was suffering from coronary artery disease and 90 percent stenosis of major coronary arteries. The patient underwent successful implantation of bioresorbable stents through the Corindus Robotic Arm of Cardiac Cath Lab.
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PGIMER is the first center in India where robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been done. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a treatment to open a blocked artery. The robotic PCI has the advantage of a high degree of precision and cuts down radiation exposure.
Newer bioresorbable stents with thinner struts (100 microns) developed in India have been introduced and now these stents dissolve in the body over two-three years leaving the natural artery intact.
Older generation bioresorbable stents had strut thicknesses of 150 microns. The clinical registry of patients with newer generation bioresorbable stents and also robotic PCI is being carried out in the PGIMER, which has achieved the least mortality (6.8 percent) in patients with the acute coronary syndrome, including cardiogenic shock and comorbidities, of all age groups, IANS reports.
Today, many procedures that were once highly invasive are now being performed via minimally invasive techniques, with the added benefit of robotic precision and radiation protection.
Robotic-assisted intervention enables precise measurement of anatomy and device positioning with the added benefit of radiation protection for the physician and the potential to reduce radiation exposure for staff and patients.
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