December 28, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced recently that Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center has launched the first vascular robotic program in the Houston area with the installation of two Corindus CorPath GRX Systems. In addition and as part of the program launch, Corindus will partner with Houston Methodist to develop a Global Center of Excellence that will seek to advance clinical research on robotics and to train interventional cardiologists on robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
The Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE), a virtual hospital and hands-on clinical training facility, will be a robotic-assisted PCI training center. Physicians attending courses at Houston Methodist will participate in didactic education, live case observation with a trained robotic interventionalist, and a workshop for a hands-on introduction to robotic-assisted PCI.
Alan Lumsden, M.D., chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist, stated, "We pride ourselves on leading the way in embracing innovative technologies that improve patient care. With adoption of robotics in the cath lab on the rise, comprehensive training programs and innovative product developments are key factors for success."
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