Apex Heart Institute to use a vascular robotic technology to perform a coronary angioplast

Within three weeks of Vascular Robotics Installation at his centre, Dr Patel along with his partner Dr Sanjay Shah has performed more than 50 coronary angioplasty/ stenting

Dr Tejas Patel, Chairman & Chief Interventional Cardiologist, Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad announced the commercial installation of Vascular Robotics system – CorPath GRX (US FDA approved) at Apex Heart Institute.

The hospital’s first robotic-assisted stenting was performed via right dorsal transradial access by Dr Patel. Within three weeks of Vascular Robotics Installation at his centre, Dr Patel along with his partner Dr Sanjay Shah has performed more than 50 coronary angioplasty/ stenting including complex cases like patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO).

“After completing the initial cases with CorPath GRX, my colleague Dr Shah and I are very impressed by the capabilities of the system to address regular and complex stenting procedures and the level of precision we are able to deliver,” stated Dr Patel. “Robotics is an important component of the future of interventional cardiology,” he said. Dr Patel added, “At Apex Heart Institute, we look forward to pioneering this technology in India and propagate it around the world.”

Riyaz Desai, MD, MicroPort India, stated ” We are very proud to introduce world’s only Vascular Robotic system in India in partnership with Corindus Vascular Robotics, US. This installation of Vascular Robotic system at Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad makes India the first and the only country outside the US to have this latest breakthrough in interventional cardiology. Vascular Robotics not only offers precision and safety to patients but also offers substantial reduction in radiation exposure during the procedure to the patient, cardiologists and cath Lab staff. We are completely aligned with our honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision of providing high quality healthcare at an affordable price. The introduction of GRX robotic system is a vital step towards achieving this vision. We are very fortunate to partner with Dr Patel of Apex Heart Institute who has a reputation of being a great teacher, a researcher, an innovator and an academician.”

Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corindus, US had earlier stated “We are pleased that Apex Heart Institute has launched the first robotic programme in India, successfully performing several PCI procedures during its first three days of use. India represents a new and developing market for Corindus, and we are looking forward to working with Dr Patel and the Apex Heart Institute as we introduce our precision vascular robotics to this area.”