Friday, May 24 2019 | Time 17:04 Hrs(IST)
image
  • BJP sweeps Arunachal Pradesh
  • India, New Zealand seek tune-up in warm-up clash
  • Rahul expresses gratitude to Wayanad voters, tweets in Malayalam
  • Mah: MP teens held for smuggling arms worth Rs 1 75 lakh
  • PMLA case: ED moves Delhi HC against Vadra bail
  • Governor greets winning candidates of LS polls from J&K
  • Australian PM, Bhutan King call Modi to congratulate for poll win
  • One killed, 16 injured in mosque explosion in Afghan capital
  • Three more Indian climbers die on Nepal mountains
  • Three more Indian climbers die on Nepal mountains
  • Three more Indian climbers die on Nepal mountains
  • Eleven Test Pilots & four Flight Test Engineers join the Elite Club of 296 Test Pilots and 136 Flight Test Engineers
  • How long before 8-10 MLAs lose faith, look for greener pastures: Omar on Karnataka polls results
  • Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya's coast
  • Congress stalwarts make exit greenhorns in the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka
Science Technology


World’s first human telerobotic coronary intervention surgery in Ahmedabad

World’s first human telerobotic coronary intervention surgery in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Dec 5 (UNI) India on Wednesday achieved an important breakthrough in the history of medical science with the world’s first-in-human telerobotic coronary intervention surgery by Dr. Tejas Patel, Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist of the Apex Heart Institute at Ahmedabad.

He used Path technology of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc of America to conduct the first-in-human (FIH) telerobotic coronary intervention. This is the world’s First Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) conducted from a remote location outside of the catherization lab.

The PCI procedure was performed by Dr. Patel from Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar located at a distance of roughly 32 km from catherization lab in Ahmedabad, where the patient, a middle aged woman from Kalol area with heart ailment was admitted.

The success of this study paves the way for large-scale, long-distance telerobotic platforms across the globe. Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijaybhai Rupani also saw the procedure, in which the blockage from the coronary was removed and a stent was fitted, live in the temple premises.

Later talking to newsmen Dr Patel,said, “The first-in-human case of remote robotic PCI represents a landmark event for interventional medicine. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the number one cause of death worldwide resulting in nearly 18 million deaths per year. The application of telerobotics in India has the potential to impact a significant number of lives by providing access to care that may not otherwise have been possible. I am honoured for contributing to this historic groundbreaking research which is going to earn a lot of glory and global respect for my country.”



He said that he chose a temple for the procedure because he was under stress about the outcome of the first such surgery and risks involved. W hen he was instructing the robot for the intervention through 100 MBPS Internet, several other doctors were present on the other end. The procedure can be done even if the net speed was 20mbps.

He said that the intervention was costly initially like any other new technology or product but it would definitely become affordable for even middle class in a few years time.



Telerobotic coronary interventional platform has the potential to dramatically improve patient access for both elective and emergent percutaneous coronary interventions and stroke in rural and underserved populations.

It will reduce time to treatment for emergent procedures such as STEMI and stroke and will also reduce variability in operator skills and thus, improve clinical outcomes.

Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corindus, was also present on the occasion.

UNI RAJ JW1919

More News
African swine fever continues to spread in Vietnam

African swine fever continues to spread in Vietnam

20 May 2019 | 11:25 AM

Hanoi, May 20 (UNI) African swine fever (ASF) has spread to 34 cities and provinces across Vietnam, leading to the culling of 5 per cent of the country's pig population, local media reported on Monday.

see more..
UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices

15 May 2019 | 3:10 PM

United Nations, May 15 (UNI) Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency has said.

see more..
cosmetic and aesthetic surgery creating new wave among ObGyn surgeons in India: Expert

cosmetic and aesthetic surgery creating new wave among ObGyn surgeons in India: Expert

11 May 2019 | 3:49 PM

Bengaluru, May 11 (UNI) Reconstruction and rejuvenation is opening new vistas to upcoming ObGyn surgeons as India has been witnessing the demand growing in the upcoming generation.

see more..
Smoking makes Rheumatoid Arthritis worse

Smoking makes Rheumatoid Arthritis worse

10 May 2019 | 11:51 AM

Kolkata, May 10 (UNI) Smoking is linked to the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis, particularly for people who have smoked 20 years or longer, according to medicos of CK Birla Hospitals-CMRI.

see more..
DR Congo Ebola deaths pass 1,000

DR Congo Ebola deaths pass 1,000

04 May 2019 | 4:21 PM

Kinshasa, May 4 (UNI) The death toll from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed 1,000, the health ministry says.

see more..
image