Complex robotic-enhanced percutaneous coronary intervention

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 May 1;83(6):915-21. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25271. Epub 2014 Apr 4.


A remote-controlled, robotic system was developed to address procedural challenges and occupational hazards associated with traditional percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The PRECISE (Percutaneous Robotically Enhanced Coronary Intervention) Study demonstrated the safety and feasibility of the robotic system. We report four cases of complex coronary interventions demonstrating the capabilities of robotic-enhanced PCI to treat multilesion, multivessel coronary disease, saphenous venous graft disease, and an ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The robotic system offers enhanced visibility, precise measurement, accurate stent positioning, improved ergonomics, and superior operator protection from radiation.

Keywords: ACS, acute coronary syndrome; ANGO; CAD, coronary artery disease; GRFT, bypass grafts-coronary; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; angiography-coronary.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Artery Disease / therapy*
  • Drug-Eluting Stents
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / diagnostic imaging
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / etiology
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
  • Robotics* / instrumentation
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted* / instrumentation
  • Treatment Outcome