First Case of Robotic Percutaneous Vascular Intervention for Below-the-Knee Peripheral Arterial Disease

J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Nov;28(11):E128-E131.


Although the feasibility and safety of robotically assisted peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) for iliac and femoral peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have been demonstrated, robotic PVI for below-the-knee disease has never been reported. We present the first description of robotic PVI with the CorPath Vascular Robotic System (Corindus) for treating below-the-knee PAD. After contralateral sheath placement in the affected lower extremity, the entire procedure was performed robotically with remote control of the guidewire and angioplasty balloon. This feasibility report provides the opportunity to initiate further studies specifically focused on robotic PVI for below-the-knee PAD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography / methods
  • Angioplasty, Balloon* / instrumentation
  • Angioplasty, Balloon* / methods
  • Catheterization, Peripheral* / instrumentation
  • Catheterization, Peripheral* / methods
  • Humans
  • Leg / blood supply*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / diagnosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / surgery*
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Tibial Arteries* / diagnostic imaging
  • Tibial Arteries* / pathology
  • Treatment Outcome