Robots add precision and accuracy to angioplasty, offer radiation protection

Robots in the cath lab are helping clear blocked arteries. The Orlando Health Heart Institute is first in the state to offer a robotic-assisted system for coronary angioplasty. The new technology is designed to increase precision and accuracy, and decrease radiation exposure, as interventional cardiologists place balloons and stents to restore blood flow.   In a recent WDBO story, Adam Lumsden, the Heart Institute’s first patient to undergo the procedure, shared his experience. Vijaykumar Kasi, MD, PhD, an interventional cardiologist, Heart Institute, shared information about the technology and patient benefits.  

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