Corindus and Medtronic Will Cosponsor Courses at Hospitals on Interventional Procedural Training
January 29, 2018—Corindus Vascular Robotics recently announced that it will cosponsor courses at multiple leading hospitals to educate interventional cardiologists on transradial access techniques and robotic-assisted vascular interventions.
The course series, which is cosponsored by Medtronic, is entitled, "Complex Radial Interventions on Robotic and Manual Platforms." The course is designed to familiarize participants with the operations and capabilities of robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions using the company's CorPath GRX system and to instruct physicians on the benefits of transradial access and the products available that are specifically designed to support transradial procedures. Hospital partners include WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Plano, Texas. Initial courses are scheduled for March 2018, with plans to expand the course program in the future, stated the company.
Arthur Reitman, MD, Medical Director of the Catheterization Lab at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, commented in the announcement, "This first-of-its-kind course series will be a highly effective tool for educating forward-looking physicians interested in expanding their transradial skills and adopting robotics into their practice. Participants will leave the program understanding the complexity of procedures that can be completed with this method and how it can positively impact their patients and institutions."