WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, announces that Augusto D. Pichard, M.D., interventional cardiologist at Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center, will discuss how robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are applied in a modern cath lab during his presentation entitled “Robotic Coronary Angioplasty” at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics: CVIT 2015 in Fukuoka City, Japan, on July 30.
Japan is a large market for interventional cardiology, with 250,000 PCIs performed annually across 1,000 hospitals, and has historically shown interest in robotics and radiation protection. Corindus has been invited by Takafumi Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., President of CVIT 2015, to participate and present the CorPath System in the exhibit hall for hands-on demonstrations to attendees.
“While many devices have been introduced in Japan since the first coronary intervention was performed here more than 35 years ago, we had a limited number of innovations that offered both protection for physicians and potential to improve clinical outcomes,” said Dr. Ueno, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Kurume University Hospital. “The interventional cardiology community is open to new ideas and innovative technologies and we welcome the CorPath System to help us explore the advantages a robotic system can add to our practice.”
Corindus’ CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotically assisted precision to coronary angioplasty procedures in the U.S. The CorPath System is used in cath labs throughout the U.S. for complex PCIs. In addition to allowing cardiologists to advance stents and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision using digital controls, the system enables physicians to perform procedures while seated in a lead-lined interventional cockpit protected from radiation exposure.
“CorPath is already providing robotic precision during PCI procedures while protecting physicians from the serious occupational hazards in interventional cardiology here in the United States,” said David Handler, President and CEO of Corindus. “Japan is an important market for interventional cardiology and it is an honor to be invited to participate in this year’s CVIT conference.”
Physicians interested in viewing the CorPath System demonstration during CVIT 2015 need to register in advance. For additional information, visit http://www2.convention.co.jp/cvit2015/en/index.html. For more information about the CorPath System, visit www.corindus.com.
About Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc.
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). The Company’s FDA-cleared CorPath System is the first medical device that offers interventional cardiologists PCI procedure control from a radiation protective interventional cockpit. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to PCI procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications through of improper stent placement with manual PCI procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program." For additional information, visit www.corindus.com, and follow @CorindusInc.
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