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CorPath SystemWith the addition of the CorPath® System by Corindus, the interventional cardiologists at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano have a new, powerful tool to perform angioplasties.

The CorPath System is the first robotic-assisted system designed to improve precision during an angioplasty or PCI (percutaneous coronary interventions) procedure. The CorPath System is the only robotic-assisted PCI system cleared by the FDA.

Things to keep in mind:

  • During the entire procedure, your interventional cardiologist controls all aspects of your treatment
  • The CorPath System provides benefits to both you and your doctor explained below
  • While at your appointment, you should ask your interventional cardiologist all the questions you have, so you feel relax​​​ed and ready the day of the procedure

How does the CorPath System work?

The CorPath System empowers your interventional cardiologist with precise, robotic-assisted control of coronary guide wires and balloon/stent catheters while performing angioplasty.

The robotic-assisted system consists of two components:

  • Bedside Unit: The Bedside Unit is the 'engine' of the system that translates your interventional cardiologist's commands into precise movements and manipulations of the coronary guide wires and balloons/stents catheters. Mounted to the procedure table, the Bedside Unit holds all of the procedure's devices.
  • Interventional Cockpit: During your procedure, your cardiologist will perform the procedure from the Interventional Cockpit. Placed in the cath​ lab next to you, the Interventional Cockpit features a simple-to-use control console to precisely control and measure the movement of guide wires and balloon/stent catheters. The Interventional Cockpit also provides a close proximity view of the real-time monitors, as well as protection from radiation.

Why patients like you choose the CorPath System

When you undergo a CorPath Robotic Angioplasty, your interventional cardiologist can measure and control the stent with sub-millimeter precision. Because of the enhanced visualization offered to your doctor, you potentially receive less contrast dye, which can help avoid some complications. In addition, your doctor is safer and more comfortable during the procedure.

Why your doctor likes the CorPath System

All interventional cardiologists want to be precise when placing guide wires and balloon/stents catheters. The CorPath System provides them with this robotic precision through the meticulous movements of the bedside unit and increased visualization from the monitors and robotic-assisted control from the Interventional Cockpit.

The reduction in radiation exposure may reduce the occupational health risks your doctor faces and aids your doctor in performing procedures with better efficiency.

What are the similarities between the CorPath System and traditional methods?

  • You are in very good hands with your doctor and support staff, including nurses and technical staff
  • You will be asleep or under conscious sedation for the entire procedure
  • Wheeled into the operating room, you will see a lot of equipment
  • Your doctor will inform your loved ones about the procedure afterward while you recover in a special post-operating room

How is the CorPath System different?

  • Your doctor sits in an Interventional Cockpit instead of standing over your bed wearing a heavy lead apron
  • The CorPath System holds the guide wires, balloon/stent catheters to provide better stability and improved control of these devices
  • The Bedside Unit is attached to the bed, but you will probably not notice it

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