Robotic-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of a Saphenous Vein Graft Stenosis using a FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection

S D Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):59-61.


Robotic-assisted coronary angioplasty has been utilized to decrease radiation exposure to cardiologists, and to diminish risk of orthopedic and ergonomic injuries caused by wearing heavy lead during long procedures. The efficacy and safety of robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention for relatively low-risk lesions was demonstrated in the PRECISE study. Successful percutaneous coronary interventions using robotic system for treatment of complex high-risk lesions have been reported in few case series so far. We describe a successful robotic-assisted coronary angioplasty for a complex lesion of saphenous vein graft using a FilterWire EZ embolic protection. This case illustrates the feasibility to use robotic-assisted angioplasty for complex cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Constriction, Pathologic / surgery
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / methods*
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
  • Treatment Outcome