After the introduction of the first robotic-assisted surgical procedures, the technology soon reached the world of endovascular specialists, giving rise to several publications about robotic-assisted endovascular therapy. Compared with conventional procedures, robotic-assisted procedures can be more accurate and reduce radiation exposure. The latest commercially available endovascular robotic system is the CorPath GRX, which can be operated remotely. Robotic-assisted approaches have proved applicable in the fields of coronary and peripheral vascular intervention and neurointervention. Remote intervention has already proved feasible in the coronary and peripheral vascular systems and, according to expert opinion, could revolutionize acute stroke management as well. We review current knowledge about robotic-assisted therapies and remote interventions, and the future prospects and pitfalls.
- Computer communication networks
- endovascular procedures/instrumentation
- remote consultation/instrumentation
- robotic surgical procedures/instrumentation/therapeutic use
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine