Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc., a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, and ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a Bracco Group company, pioneer and global market leader of advanced imaging modalities for cardiology, are providing Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN three leading edge technologies that improve workflow.
"I am excited to work with both companies to bring innovative solutions to the cath lab that enhance patient care," said Gregory Helmer, MD, FACC, Co-Director of Medical Research, Fairview Southdale Hospital. "Rapid FFR and Robotic PCI are significant contributions to PCI procedures and may improve safety, lesion assessment, and bring further precision to our interventional procedures."
The CorPath® System is the first FDA-cleared robotic-assisted system for percutaneous coronary intervention, offering robotic precision that may improve clinical outcomes and protection for physicians and staff from serious occupational hazards in the cath lab. The ACIST RXi technology provides the reassurance of accurate and reliable FFR measurements and the advantages of Rapid Exchange technology. ACIST CVi simplifies contrast injection for procedures while enhancing safety, efficiency, control and image quality.
"Both Corindus and ACIST share the strong vision of how physicians and their teams should operate in the cath lab,” said Mark Toland, Chief Executive Officer, Corindus Vascular Robotics. “This collaboration is the first step towards realizing this vision by providing innovative solutions to optimize workflow, improve safety, and eventually enhance patient care.”
“We look forward to furthering the reach of Corindus and ACIST so that more clinicians and patients can benefit from these advanced technologies,” said Tom Morizio, President & COO, ACIST Medical Systems, Inc. “The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to advance the science of interventional cardiology to provide the best care possible for patients.”