News | Robotic Systems | October 18, 2019

Robocath Successfully Carries Out First Robotic Coronary Angioplasties in Humans

Procedures were performed at Rouen University Hospital and Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse, France, and precede the first clinical study of its kind to be conducted in Europe

Robocath Successfully Carries Out First Robotic Coronary Angioplasties in Humans

Image courtesy of Robocath

October 18, 2019 — Robocath recently announced the success of its first two coronary angioplasties performed with assistance from its R-One robotic platform. The procedures were performed in France at Rouen University Hospital by Prof. Eric Durand and Prof. Remi Sabatier and at Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse by Jean Fajadet, M.D.

R-One assists interventional cardiologists in performing coronary angioplasties. The robotic platform is designed to facilitate and enhance interventional procedures performed for the patient and offers a better working environment for physicians and the entire medical team.

This prospective clinical study is the first of its kind to be conducted in Europe. It involves six European centers, three of which are based in France (Rouen University Hospital, Caen University Hospital, Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse). The study will involve 60 patients and aims to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the robotic-assisted platform R-One in coronary angioplasties. 

Durand, interventional cardiologist at Rouen University Hospital, commented, "I feel particularly privileged to have been given the opportunity several years ago to participate in this project and to now arrive at this first procedure in a human with excellent results." 

"I am delighted with the success of these procedures. It is rewarding to see Rouen University Hospital continuing to support cutting-edge innovations in the medical sector, nearly 20 years after conducting our first aortic valve implantation in the same operating room," said Alain Cribier, professor emeritus in interventional cardiology and inventor of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). 

Fajadet, co-director of the Interventional Cardiology Unit at Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse, continued, "I am very happy with the success of these procedures and confident regarding the study results. We are on the cusp of a major revolution in the field of interventional cardiology, thanks to the possibilities opened up by vascular robotics that we are developing at Clinique Pasteur." 

Sabatier, interventional cardiologist at Caen University Hospital, added, "It was an honor for me to participate to this first robotized angioplasty. I’m delighted to share the joy of the teams who accompanied us on this adventure, which I’m looking forward to continuing at Caen University Hospital."

For more information: www.robocath.com

Related Content

Nuance Communications Inc. introduced Nuance Cardiovascular CAPD, a new computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution designed to help cardiologists improve the quality of complex documentation and the accuracy of reimbursement for cardiac catheterization procedures. The Nuance Cardiovascular CAPD solution is available through a partnership with ZHealth for this solution, which is based on patented algorithms built with ZHealth’s interventional documentation and coding expertise.
News | Cath Lab | January 31, 2020
January 29, 2020 – Nuance Communications Inc.
Videos | Cath Lab | January 09, 2020
Haval Chweich, M.D., medical director of the cardiac critical care unit (CCU) at Tufts Medical Center, and assistant...
People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes.  In early December 2019, leaders of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) withdrew their support for European practice guidelines that endorse the use of coronary stents in many patients with left main coronary artery disease.

People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes.

News | Cath Lab | January 02, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 2, 2020 — In early December 2019, leaders of the European As...
News | Cath Lab | December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019 — Cook Medical initiated a recall of its CrossCath Support Catheters in November, which the U.S.
Gallery | Cath Lab | October 31, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
This is a photo essay of the interventional cardiology and structural heart technologies on the expo floor and discus
The Alphenix Aero Package from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. enables OBLs and ASCs to attain premium technology at a flexible price point by tailoring Canon Medical’s Alphenix systems to fit their facilities’ needs.

The Alphenix Aero Package from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. enables OBLs and ASCs to attain premium technology at a flexible price point by tailoring Canon Medical’s Alphenix systems to fit their facilities’ needs.

Technology | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019
Office based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) require a fresh perspective from imaging vendors.
Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

News | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019 — Leaders within University Hospitals and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute had a vision t
OmniVision Announces Guinness World Record for Smallest Image Sensor

OmniVision's OVM6948 CameraCubeChip, a fully packaged, wafer-level camera module measuring 0.65mm x 0.65mm x 1.158mm, built on OmniVision's OV6948, winner of the Guinness World Record for “The Smallest Image Sensor Commercially Available.”

News | Cath Lab | October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 — OmniVision Technologies Inc.
People watch the presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., live in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long term surgical outcomes. #TCT2019

People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes. 

Feature | Cath Lab | October 03, 2019
October 3, 2019 – Five-year data from the EXCEL Trial showed patients with left main coronary disease treated with pe
Overlay Init