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Remote Catheter Manipulation System Allows First Remote Heart Surgery

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 12, 2010 • References: catheterrobotics and psfk
Considering that the heart is essentially the life-force behind our entire being, only the best of the best would be acceptable when performing any type of emergency procedures on it -- enter the Remote Catheter Manipulation System. Allowing doctors to perform remote heart surgeries, it not only helps the patient, it also helps the doctor.

Essentially, the Remote Catheter Manipulation System reduces the risk of "clinician fatigue and high cumulative radiation exposure," according to Dr. Andre Ng, who performed the first ever remote heart surgery. Ushering in a new realm of procedural possibilities, this is the beginning of something very promising indeed.